Perfectly Basic Peas for Babies

Added to Recipes on Mon 10/04/2010

This recipe is for babies that are 8 months or older.



Makes 32 oz


1 1/2 lbs frozen peas (that’s usually 1½ bags)

8 oz water



Fill a 4-qt pot halfway with water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. While water is coming to a boil, get your “green veggie shocking station” ready. Have on hand a colander and a large bowl filled with ice and cold water. You want as much ice as possible.


Pour the frozen peas into the colander. Run cool water over them to get rid of any ice crystals (which will allow the boiling water to come back to a boil faster). Pour the peas into the boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes on highest heat. Pour peas into colander. Run cold water over them and pour them into the ice bath. Allow the peas to chill for 3 minutes. Pour the peas back into the colander and pick out any remaining ice. Pour peas in the blender and add 8 oz of cold water. Puree until smooth. Pour into two ice cube trays. Wrap and freeze.


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