Young Pea Chef of the Year Finalists Announced -- GET VOTING!

The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived! This month we have revealed our Young Pea Chef of the Year finalists who will inspire the nation to get creative in the kitchen and cook with peas!

Together, the ten tantalising finalist recipes, selected from hundreds of entries from budding young chefs across the country, offer a mouth-watering menu, from Pea and Cumin Muffins, to Pea, Parsley and Parmesan Risotto and Chicken Pea-evs, and will now go head-to-head in the next stage of the competition. Head to the Yes Peas! Facebook Page where you can view and vote for your favourite creative pea-inspired recipes. Members of the public, friends and family have until Friday 23rd June to support their favourite dish.

Along with this exciting news, the return of Great British Pea Week has officially been announced (10th -16th July) and with the culmination of the pea harvest just two months away, it’s time to get excited about Britain’s favourite family vegetable! There are 35,000 hectares of peas grown in the UK each year, equivalent to about 70,000 football pitches. This produces about 160,000 tonnes of frozen peas - that's 2 billion 80 gram portions.

Have you discovered how to cook more with the great British pea? We’d love to see how you have used the healthy green ingredient in your cooking. Share with us by tweeting @YesPeas. 

Rachel Green,Yes Pea!s Ambassador

Rachel Green

I have been preparing a number of canapes recently and by far the most popular one has been the Pea Blinis with Parma Ham and Mint, closely followed by the Mini Sausage Toadies...