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In this hearty dish, our springtime favorite vegetables - peas, spring onions and new potatoes- are mixed with chunks of cooked ham and seasoned perfectly with parsley and onion powder and then garnished with fresh mint. This is a delicious, easy, and quick to prepare family dinner recipe that is sure to please. Don't forget to add the fresh mint before serving -it really enhances the flavors of the vegetables.
8 - 12 small whole new potatoes
3 -4 spring onions, chopped
2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
2 Tblspns butter
2 Tblspns flour
1 1/2 cups reserved vegetable liquid & milk (combined)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 Tblspn Parsley (dried)
2 cups chopped cooked ham
Salt & Pepper
Chopped Fresh mint
Scrub and cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until almost done ( just tender). Add the peas and the chopped spring onions and continue cooking until all vegetables are done. Drain and reserve about 1/2 cup of the liquid from the cooked vegetables. Set the cooked vegetables aside and make a sauce to pour over the dish by cooking over medium heat: butter, flour, reserved liquid and milk (should be a total of 1 1/2 cups milk & reserved liquid). Use a whisk to mix the sauce and continue to mix the sauce over medium heat it is thickened. Add the onion powder, parsley, salt and pepper to the sauce. Add the ham to the vegetables and stir gently to combine. Pour the sauce over the ham and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle the chopped fresh mint over the top of the ham and vegetable mixture and serve.
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