Parmesan Peas

12 ounces frozen peas
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
1 - 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Fill a 4 quart saucepan about half full of water and bring it to a boil over high heat.  Add the peas and cook 2 minutes. (Test one before draining to make sure they’re ready.)

Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.  Drain the peas, place them back in the pan with about 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid.  Return pot to the warm stove top with the heat off.  Add a tablespoon of butter. Stir until butter is dissolved and combined with the cooking liquid.

Sprinkle in Parmesan, and stir again until every pea is coated in the cheese. (You may need to add a bit more reserved liquid to loosen up the sauce and the peas.)  Add 1 - 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a sprinkle of pepper.  Garnish with reserved Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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