Pleased with peas

first_imgLinkedin NewsPleased with peasBy admin – February 13, 2009 535 Print Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleUnited IrelandNext articleThe expert view admin Email Pleased with peasMOST of you will have the plans for this your Valentines weekend completely sorted and will be in the throws of it come Saturday evening, (cooking that is). So moving on, here’s some great ideas for the humble pea. Granted, you may not all like at once but do give them a try as the ease of preparation is only beaten by the taste the final dish gives.Chilled Pea VichyssoiseWHAT YOU NEED400g frozen petit pois1 leek roughly sliced, washed to remove all grit2 spring onions2tbsp butter1 litre good vegetable stock280ml double cream75ml crème fraicheSea salt and freshly ground black pepper Optional garnish: 4 slices prosciutto roughly chopped Chopped chivesWHAT TO DOMelt the butter in a saucepan. Add spring onion and leek, cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add petit pois and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer uncovered for approximately 5 minutes. Add the cream and pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning. Chill for 2-3 hours.To serve: ladle soup into bowls and garnish with a good dollop of crème fraiche.Optional: scatter over the chopped prosciutto ham and garnish with chopped chives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Seafood and pea Paella WHAT YO NEED300g frozen garden peas1 tbsp olive oil½ fennel, sliced thinly1 leek, chopped2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped1 courgette, diced600g mixed fish (e.g.: squid, haddock, monkfish, hake) 10 king prawns24 mussels4 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped300g brown rice½ tbsp paprikaA few strands of saffron soaked in 50ml warm water1 tbsp flat leaf parsley750 ml vegetable stockSea salt and freshly ground black pepperWHAT TO DOHeat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, fennel and leek and fry gently for 1 minute. Sprinkle in the paprika add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the rice, saffron liquid, stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 25 mins until the rice is nearly cooked then add the fish and diced courgette stirring into the rice and cooking for three minutes then add the peas, mussels. Add the Tiger prawns, half of the parsley and a little more stock if necessary. Bubble gently until the liquid has been absorbed and all the fish is cooked. Serve with wedges of lemon and black pepper and garnish with the remaining parsley.Pea Ice CreamAT first I wasn’t too sure about this until I tried it but the surprise that I got when I tasted the surprisingly sweet peas was worth offering it to you to try.Good quality vanilla ice-cream, drizzled with mint flavour honey (or honey with fresh mint chopped through it), and topped with blanched peas refreshed in cold water.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals the moment he knew Reiss Nelson would be an Arsenal star

first_imgMikel Arteta has been impressed by Reiss Nelson since his days in Arsenal’s youth teams (Pictures: Getty)Mikel Arteta revealed he first identified Reiss Nelson’s potential during his formative days in Arsenal’s youth team.Plenty has been expected of Nelson, 20, for some time but the winger has only just started enjoying a run in the Gunners’ first team.His introduction back into the side came after Arteta’s appointment last month, with the Spaniard claiming everything came ‘too easy’ to Nelson during his early years at the club.Having been loaned out to Hoffenheim last season and starting just five games this year before Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December, Nelson has since started three of the last five matches.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFormer Manchester City assistant Arteta was praised for his one-on-one coaching work with wingers Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane at the Etihad Stadium and, while he refused to draw comparisons between the pair and Nelson, he admits he has been pleasantly surprised by the England Under-21 international. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jan 2020 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Mikel Arteta reveals the moment he knew Reiss Nelson would be an Arsenal star Reiss Nelson is likely to earn another start for Arsenal in the absence of the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)‘I wouldn’t like to compare, what I will say is that Reiss has the potential to do whatever he wants,’ he said.‘I know Reiss because I coached him when he was 16 and straightaway he caught my eye.‘If he wants to do it, wants to learn and wants to challenge himself he can be a top, top player for this football club.‘At the moment I think he is on the right path, with the right attitude and then there are a lot of factors: he needs to deal with pressure, deliver every three days, score more goals and make the difference more for the team because he has the quality to do that.‘I know Reiss because I coached him when he was 16 and straight away he caught my eye. He is a boy that is willing to learn and loves the game but I think he has been a little bit confused in the last few years – what direction he had to take, some of the decisions that he made.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Now I can see that he really wants it and I think he has the potential to do whatever he wants. He needs guidance, he needs a little bit of a stick, and he’s up for it. I put him in to play and I trust him because he wants it and I think he can deliver.”When it comes to the factors which have held Nelson back so far, Arteta clearly feels the buck has to stop with the player.‘I was expecting a little more from his side as well,” he said. “He needs to take responsibility as well.‘If he wants to play for this club every three days, when you have to step in there you have to be almost perfect and at the moment I see this kind of attitude and desire.‘Because he was that good when he was young, everything was too easy for him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You have a lot of habits and those habits have to be taken away and replaced with new ones and he has done that very quickly, much quicker than I thought and that is why he has been playing.’MORE: Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & LiverpoolMORE: Edu attempts to close deal for Arsenal transfer target Bruno Guimaraes Advertisementlast_img read more

Carrick backs Falcao

first_img Press Association Michael Carrick has backed Radamel Falcao to hit the goal trail and spearhead Manchester United’s title charge. Christian Benteke had put Villa ahead against the run of play before Falcao scored his second United goal to level. And England man Carrick believes the Colombian, who has struggled for fitness this season, is now ready to fire. “He’s scored so many goals over the years and you feel when he gets the chance he’ll score,” he said. “It was a terrific header, so I’m pleased for him. “After being out for a bit that’s him back and hopefully he can go on a bit of a streak now.” Wayne Rooney, who was deployed in midfield behind Robin van Persie and Falcao agreed and added: “It was a great run by Ashley (Young), a great ball and a great header. It was a nice goal all around and I’m pleased for Falcao.” But Carrick insisted the draw, which left United seven points behind joint leaders Chelsea and Manchester City and third in the Barclays Premier League, was not enough. “We came here to win so we feel we let two points go. We controlled the first half and went a goal down from nothing,” Carrick told MUTV. “We didn’t create enough around their box to be a real threat. The second half was better and we felt we could go on and win it but the final cross didn’t really go for us. “We felt we were in control of the game. When they went to 10 men we didn’t make the most of it. We tried things which maybe weren’t on so that’s a bit frustrating as we had the opportunity to put them under pressure. “We would hope for more but we didn’t lose, we took a point and hopefully we can carry it on over Christmas and be stronger when we come out the other side in January.” Rooney had a quiet game and could not hide his frustration after United struggled to break Villa down. “It’s important not to lose the game but we felt we did enough to win,” he told MUTV. “We missed an opportunity to get all three points so we are disappointed and frustrated.” But the midfielder admitted they blew their chance to extend their winning streak to seven games after drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa. United were held at Villa Park on Saturday, despite the hosts having Gabby Agbonlahor sent off with 25 minutes left. last_img read more