It's time for some comfort food that's outside the norm!Winter Spätzle with Mint, Tomatoes, and Peas
What You Need:
3 1/2 cups Frozen Peas
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Fresh Chives, chopped
2 tbsp Minced Mint
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/3 cup Mint Leaves
6 tbsp Pauvre Margarine
1 cup Vegetable or Chicken Broth
2 cups AP Flour
To start, blend 2 cups peas, 1/2 cup broth, 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, 2 tbsp chives, 2 tbsp mint, 1 tsp Kosher salt, and the 4 eggs in a blender. Puree this into a smooth batter. Pour into a large mixing bowl and mix in the 2 cups of all purpose flour.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water w/ 1 tsp salt to a boil. Pour 1/3 cup batter into a colander and press through with a spatula. Boil for 3-4 minutes, strain and repeat with remaining batter.
Toss the Spätzle with 2 tbsp margarine and chill 1 hour or overnight.
The day of serving: Melt the remaining 4 tbsp margarine. Toss in spaetzel and 1/2 cup broth. Simmer 5-8 minutes, or until the broth is almost evaporated. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups peas with 1 tbsp chopped chives, nutmeg, and sliced mint leaves. Slice the cherry tomatoes (Awesome w/ red and yellow colors) and toss with the spaetzel.
Best served heated. Be sure to taste and season with salt and pepper as needed!