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Recipe

Smashed Potatoes and Peas with Lemon and Dill

photo: Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

This easy, summery riff on mashed potatoes is terrific with Crisp-Skinned Arctic Char.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. (1 heaping cup) thawed frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallions
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tbs. finely sliced fresh chives
  • 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 350
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 160
  • Fat (g): 18
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 13
  • Sodium (mg): 230
  • Carbohydrates (g): 42
  • Fiber (g): 8
  • Sugar (g): 12
  • Protein (g): 6

Preparation

  • Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot of well-salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Just before draining, add the peas and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Drain, return to the pot, and coarsely mash. Stir in the oil, scallions, dill, chives, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  • user-5016093 | 03/19/2018

    I made this as an accompaniment to corned beef for a St. Patrick's Day dinner. It is excellent. The texture of the peas mixed in with the potatoes, the great flavors of all the other mixed in ingredients made for a really interesting riff on mashed potatoes. I certainly haven't done a nutritional analysis on it, but no butter, no dairy, it probably is healthier than regular mashed potatoes. I should add that I thought that 1/3 cup of olive oil seemed like a lot so I just added it until I felt it was right. I'm quite sure that I added less, maybe half? I honestly think this stuff could turn pea haters into pea tolerators.

  • springs9 | 08/09/2017

    I've made this twice already! Love the flavours with the lemon zest and dill. We also enjoyed the leftovers cold the following day.

  • CarLan | 07/30/2017

    a nice lighter, fresher variation on mashed potatoes. will make this again

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