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Love at first bite: Pea shoots

October 20, 2012

On a trip to Belgium in 2010, I tasted a little micro green called cressonnette. I think it is just baby watercress because the word “cressonnette” means “little watercress” if you translate it literally but I could be wrong . Anyways, I was hooked! I was eating cressonnette and egg sandwiches for lunch almost everyday. Back in the US, I was very disappointed not being able to find it at the supermarket.

The other day at Trader Joe’s I stumble upon some pea shoots. It was not the first time I saw it but for some reason it looked very appetizing and I immediately imagined the crunchiness it would bring to my sandwiches (and I needed a break from lettuce and arugula). It was love at first bite!


To make a sandwich, use any kind thick bread such as ciabatta, boule, bagette, or italian bread. White bread might not be a great idea…And do not hesitate to put à volonté any of the ingredients listed below.

1. Avocado, olives, duck pate, a little (or a load) of olive oil, Italian bread, handful of pea shoots – Pictures below

2. Hummus, avocado, a little tomato, olive oil (always!)

3. Sauté a few shrimps(add a nice pinch of your favorite seasoning), toss some pea shoots and thinly sliced red onions in a bowl with a little olive oil, and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Cut your bread add the cooked shrimps and tossed mini salad to it. Voila! ( I just thought of this one)

Come up with your own mix and next time you are having just another salad, just add a handful of pea shoots to your plate.

P.S I know this has nothing to do with knitting or crochet but most knitters and crocheters like food too. No? Hence the totally unrelated crochet and knitting tag.

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  1. November 17, 2012 5:25 pm

    That sammich looks so good, I love olives & avocado.

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