Friday, June 01, 2007

I'm Repeating Myself

It hasn't even been a year, and I'm re-creating a dish I dreamed up in a sort of inspired daze last July. Only this time it came out different, and wouldn't you expect that?
It is the epitome of a vegetarian meal: Pea tacos. Ewww, that sounds so gross.
But look. The dreamy mash of cooked peas mixed with peppery olive oil atop corn tortillas, crowned with feta cheese and sautéed sweet onions. A minute under the broiler.
You can't beat this for nutritional value and sheer yumminess. Plus, I'm still stuffed.
Please forgive my cheese sandwich post for the day.


Ilva said...

I only have problems forgiving you for not sharing this delizia with me, nothing else.

Cyndi said...

Peas as in English peas? Do you grow them? This sounds intriguing.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds really good. Anything with feta and I am so there!

cookiecrumb said...

Ilva! I thought of you as I ate this. It reminded me of my discovery, when reading the Silver Spoon cookbook, that unexpected (and frankly, unexciting) combinations can be so rewarding.

Cyndi: Yes, as in English peas. I *was* planning on trying to grow some, but I didn't get to it in time. We have a very prolific local supplier, though.

Jenndz: Feta is a secret ingredient, much like garlic. If you use them, it tastes like food!

Holler said...

I also love feta and these look great. Peas always add such a beautiful colour to a dish!

Barbara said...

For lunch today I had sprinkled feta on mushrooms and baked it for 20 minutes. Does that count as a cheese sandwich?

dancingmorganmouse said...

The Brown-Mice are having this for Dinner tomorrow night - bought the corn tortillas this afternoon -mmmm.

Sam said...

nice use of the word rePEAting.

catherine nash does wicked pea and ricotta crostini

cookiecrumb said...

Holler: Sort of like a guacamole-hummus... but not.

Barbara: Well, see here. No bread substance? I'm not sure we can grant you cheese sandwichosity. :)

DMM: I'm thrilled to hear you were inspired. I'll drop by to see how you liked them.

Sam: Somehow that pun must have been banging around in my cranium, but I missed it. Wish I had used the capital letters. You are so clever.
(Some years ago, eons, actually, I tried to draw a food cartoon and get it syndicated. Obviously with no luck. But at the time, I thought "peas and cheese" sounded so hideous, I used it for one of my gag lines. Hm. What did I know?)

Passionate Eater said...

So delicious! I caught up with all your posts after coming back from a long vacation a few days ago, and finally made time to write a few comments. I think pea tacos are a fabulous concept, so innovative that it is worth repeating for multiple dinners! I am celebrating pea taco season and mayonnaise season now!

cookiecrumb said...

PE: Hi! Yeah, 'tis the season. Lap it up while you can. So glad this odd concoction was an inspiration to you.