Pea/ mint puree

Fresh peas are in season now!

Pea/ mint puree


250 gram fresh or frozen peas

some fresh mint

1-2 small garlic gloves, grated

Zest of a 1/2 a lemon

salt and pepper


Put all the ingredients in a magimix to make puree. Season withe the zest of lemon and salt and pepper.

Lamb Cutlets with New Potatoes, Mint and Pea Puree

These classis flavours epitomise spring on a plate - lamb, peas, new potatoes and mint


Servs 2

6-8 lamb cutlets
1 clove garlic
2 sprigs rosemary
12 new potatoes
1 small bunch mint
300g frozen peas
20g butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
good splash of white wine
salt and pepper

Strip the rosemary leaves off the stalks and finely chop together with the garlic. Sprinkle over the lamb cutlets with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for a few minutes.

Place the potatoes and the mint (keep some back to finish the dish) in a small pot with cold water and salt and bring to the boil. Cook for about 10 minutes until tender, drain off. Return the potatoes to the pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

In another pot, bring water to the boil and blanche the peas (the brief cooking of vegetables to retain their colour and crispness) for 3 minutes. Drain through a sieve. Return to the pan; add the cube of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Blend with a stick blender to a puree or alternatively in a food processor.

Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Fry the lamb cutlets for 2 minutes on each side. Deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine to create a sauce. Serve the lamb cutlets with the new potatoes (sprinkled with the reserved mint leaves) and the pea puree. Spoon the lamb juices over the meat.


voor 2 personen

6-8 lamskoteletjes
1 teentje knoflook
2 takjes rozemarijn
12 nieuwe aardappeltjes
1 klein bosje munt
300g diepvries doperwten
20g boter
4 eetlepels olijfolie
zout en peper

Haal de blaadjes van de takjes rozemarijn en hak ze fijn samen met de knoflook. Bestrooi de lamskoteletjes met de gehakte kruiden, knoflook en 2 eetlepels olijfoiie, zout en peper. Laat enkele minuten marineren.

Doe de aardappeltjes samen met de munt (bewaar een paar blaadjes voor het afmaken van het gerecht) in een pannetje met koud water en zout, breng aan de kook. Kook ze in ongeveer 10 minuten gaar, giet ze af. Schep de aardappeltjes terug in de pan met 1 eetlepel olijfolie, zout en peper naar smaak. Houd ze warm.

Breng een ander pannetje met water aan de kook, blancheer hier de erwtjes in voor 3 minuten. Giet ze af in een zeef. Doe terug in de pan, voeg het cupje boter toe en breng op smaak met zout en peper. Pureer grof met een staafmixer.

Verhit een koekenpan op medium hoog vuur. Bak de lamskoteletjes voor 2 minuten aan elke kant. Blus af met een scheutje witte wijn. Serveer de lamskoteletjes met de nieuwe aardappeltjes (bestrooi met de resterende munt) en erwtenpuree. Lepel de jus van de lamskoteletjes over het vlees heen.

White Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms and Peas

If you're luck enough to have a bunch of 'white gold', here is a great alternative vegetarian recipe for you to try.


Serves 2

500g white asparagus
150g peas (fresh or frozen)
300g shitake mushrooms
1 shallot
1 vegetable stock cube
40ml mirin
1 small bunch chives
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons soya sauce
salt and pepper

Peel the asparagus with a vegetable peeler, cut off the woody ends and discard. Place the asparagus in a pan with cold water and salt and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and leave in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the asparagus from the water and drain well on a tea towel or kitchen paper. Cut the asparagus into 3 pieces.

Dissolve half the stock cube in 200 ml hot water. Remove the stalks from the shitake and cut them into quarters. Finely slice the shallot. Heat a wok over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the shallot for 1 minute.

Bring a small pan with salted water to the boil. Add the peas, boil for 1 minute and drain off. Add the shitake to the wok and fry for 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.

Add the mirin, 3 tablespoons soya sauce and 100 ml stock to the wok and allow it reduce slightly. Finely chop the chives and sprinkle over the asparagus. Divide between 2 plates and serve.


voor 2 personen

500g witte asperges
150g doperwtjes (vers of diepvries)
300g shiitake paddenstoelen
1 sjalot
1 groenten bouillonblokje
40ml mirin
1 kleine bos bieslook
2 eetlepels 0lijfolie
3 eetlepels sojasaus
zout en peper

Schil de asperges met een dunschiller en snijd het onderste harde stukje eraf. Breng de asperges in een pan met koud water en zout  aan de kook. Zet het vuur af en laat ze 5 minuten staan.

Los de helft van het bouillonblokje op in 200 ml warm water. Haal de steeltjes van de shiitakes af en snijd ze in vieren. Snijd het sjalotje in dunne ringetjes. Verwarm een wok op medium vuur met 2 eetlepels olijfolie en bak sjalotje voor 1 minuut.

Breng een pannetje met water en zout aan de kook, doe de erwtjes erin en kook voor 1 minuut en giet af. Voeg shiitakes toe aan de wok en bak 2 minuten. Voeg asperges toe en wok nog eens 2 minuten.

Voeg mirin en sojasaus toe aan de wok en laat licht inkoken. Snijd bieslook fijn en strooi het over de asperges. Verdeel de asperges over 2 borden en serveer.

Sticky Soy and Ginger Chicken

Make the most of the beautiful weather. There's nothing better than enjoying this dish al fresco.

Serves 2

4 chicken drumsticks
2 chicken thighs
1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
3 cloves garlic
50g piece ginger
200g  sugar snaps
1 container pea cress
2 tablespoons olive oil
75 ml Soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey


Preheat the oven 200° C. Peel the ginger and slice thinly. Grease a roasting dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the ginger, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic cloves, Chinese 5 spice and chicken to the dish. Mix all the ingredients well. Place in the oven for a total of about 40 minutes.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the sugar snaps for about 3 minutes or until al dente. Drain them off and cool under cold running water. Set aside.

After 20 minutes, mix the chicken around in the roasting dish adding a good splash of water and return to the oven for 20 minutes.

Mix together the pea cress and sugar snaps. Dress with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide between 2 plates. Lay the chicken on the side and spoon over the soy juices from the roasting dish.


Ravioli with ricotta, mint and peas

16 pea, mint and ricotta ravioli
125 g ricotta
1 lemon
200 g fresh or frozen peas
1 container pea cress or 50 g rocket
grated Parmesan, to finish

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil.

Place the ricotta in a bowl. Grate the zest from half the lemon over the ricotta. Mix together along with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place the ravioli and peas in the pot of boiling water and cook gently for about 2-3 minutes. Drain off the ravioli and peas and return to the pot.

Mix the ravioli and peas gently together with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide between 2 plates. Spoon the lemon-ricotta on top. Finish with the pea cress or rocket, a drizzle of olive oil and a grating of Parmesan.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours