What to do early on a Saturday morning with a house full of guests and a wedding (not your own) to attend later in the day? Get up at 8AM (the bay window in my bedroom lets in a lot of early morning light, and I just can’t bring myself to shut the curtains), do a few loads of laundry, and quietly, so not to awake the people sleeping on the couch, begin cooking.
I know it sounds crazy, but besides the sticky-roll muffins I wanted to make my houseguests, I had a deadline for an upcoming recipe in GRID magazine, and had been scheming all night about how to use some beautiful fresh peas and a lovely pecorino from DiBruno Brothers.
The recipe is loosely based on one by Mark Bittman in How To Cook Everything Vegetarian, but lighter. It has a touch of fresh mint for brightness, a creamy consistency (with a few little pea chunks for texture) and would work perfectly as a first course. You can find the recipe here.