This was fantastic. The scallops and shrimp were out of this world. The whole thing was great. However the biggest surprise were the peas or " petits pois ". I haven't eaten peas in years but they really are one of my favorite vegetables. It is hard to get these peas out of season so these are Birds Eye frozen peas. I used to make them in the Savoy and all of those big hotels in the 60's but today no one eats peas. I will from now on.
Here is a little recipe for peas:
Take a rasher of smoked bacon and cut it into fine stips
Cut into very small dice: Carrots, Onion and Celery
In a suitable pot add a little olive oil and the bacon strips and cook for a minute or two.
Add the diced vegetables and allow to cook until half cooked.
Add the frozen peas and let thaw in the pot a little.
Then add some water or stock. ( I use water. )
Allow to cook until peas are tender and nice and green and add a bay leaf.
Add a little sugar and a knob of butter and let sit for a good half hour.
Don't forget the regular seasoning.
Mint can be added to peas to give a nice fresh taste.