There are few risotto and stir-fry dishes where peas don't work, but they're a common enough side dish on their own, too, usually with a fair amount of butter—and more recently, in recipes and on menus, with mint.
Why this dish isn't the same old: Jamie Oliver uses a hefty dose of freshly grated Parmesan, making sure every single pea is lightly coated in the sweet, delicately melted cheese.
The supporting cast: Let's face it, aside from cheese, what else do you need? (Lemon juice, butter and ground white pepper, if you must know.)
Get the recipe: Cheesy Peas
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