Green pea custard
Green pea custard is an elegant starter due to the smooth texture and subtle flavour of spring peas.
Although there is no double cream in this green pea custard recipe, it has the smooth texture normally associated with savoury flans like fennel flan or spinach flan. This is due to the addition of the Swiss Gruyere cheese with its sweet, nutty flavor. Spinach helps to underline the intense green colour. And a drop of balsamico provides an interesting contrast to the more subtle flavours.
150 g fresh and shelled green peas
50 g Gruyere
100 g spinach
Salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar