Sweet Pea Crostini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

Sweet Peas:

2 cups chicken broth or water

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 (16-ounce) bag frozen peas

1/4 cup fresh chopped mint

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup whipping cream

3 ounces finely diced prosciutto

Crostini:

1 baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

3 to 4 cloves garlic

Directions

For the Sweet Peas: Warm the chicken broth and red pepper flakes in a medium

saucepan over medium-high heat until the broth boils. Add the frozen peas and cook until the peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the peas in a mesh sieve.

Place the peas in a food processor with the mint, salt, and pepper. Puree the pea mixture. Place the pea puree in a medium bowl and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, for the crostini: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the baguette slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in the oven until toasted and golden around the edges, about 10 minutes. While the crostini are still warm, drizzle the tops with extra-virgin olive oil. Using a whole clove of garlic in your fingertips, rub the top of the crostini a few times to give a hint of garlic.

To finish, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the pea puree. Top each of the crostini with about 1 tablespoon of pea puree. Sprinkle with a bit of the diced prosciutto. Serve immediately.

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