The Greek's boys don't eat peas. It's probably because they were fed canned peas when they were kids. I know some people like canned peas, but they are a whole different ballgame from fresh or frozen ones. The Greek is always asking me to make something with peas. So I decided to make him a Creamy Pea Salad.
Creamy Pea Salad
1 1/2 c. pasta (any shape)
3 sl bacon, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
2 tsp dried dill
salt and pepper to taste
1 bag (16 oz) frozen peas (I prefer the petite peas)
1 c grated cheese (anything is good. I used a mixture of cheddar and jack)
Cook the pasta as directed, Run cold water over it and drain well and put in a big mixing bowl. In a frying pan, fry the bacon. After a couple of minutes, add the onion and garlic. Cook until bacon is crisp. If you wish, you can drain the oil but I like to add the whole thing, with the oil, to the pasta. Mix well.
In another bowl mix together mayo, sour cream and dill. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add grated or minced onion and/or garlic too.
Microwave the peas for 3 or 4 minutes and run those under cold water and drain well. Add to the pasta mixture. Gently fold in the dressing mixture. Add the cheese and mix well again. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
If you want you can add tuna or cooked chicken or shrimp for a complete meal.