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Wattie’s 2020 Pea Harvest

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Wattie’s grow and harvest the largest area of peas in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, it has the longest pea harvesting season in the world! Over 38,000 tonnes of peas are harvested by Wattie’s here each year.

 

Wattie’s  farmers have vast experience in growing the very best peas.  Their knowledge is handed down and nurtured between generations. The Maw family has been farming at Barrhill, mid Canterbury for four generations - since 1925 and have been supplying Wattie’s for the last 20 years.

Keeping everything local ensures Wattie’s get the best peas to supermarket shoppers. Wattie’s peas can go from field to fork without delay because their factory is close to the farms. As soon as peas reach optimum tenderness, they are harvested, washed, blanched and quickly frozen to preserve their full flavour.

Best of all, peas, like other legumes, are a delicious planet-friendly food that’s also good for you. They’re a great low-fat source of dietary fibre. Yum!

Check out our delicious recipes using Wattie’s NZ Grown Peas.

Pea-licious inspiration:

Curried Pea and Potato Samosas

Here’s a simple but tasty cheat’s way to make samosas. Using flaky pastry and a filling made with curried potatoes and baby peas, it’s perfect finger food. Don’t forget the tasty yoghurt and mint dip for the final touch!

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Chorizo & Pea Slice

Wattie’s Frozen Baby Peas. Just 10 minutes prep and the oven will take care of the rest! Just watch the peas rise to the top while it cooks away in the oven. It tastes delicious served with your favourite relish or salad.">This 7 ingredient Chorizo & Pea Slice is so easy to whip up using Wattie’s Frozen Baby Peas. Just 10 minutes prep and the oven will take care of the rest! Just watch the peas rise to the top while it cooks away in the oven. It tastes delicious served with your favourite relish or salad.

Pea & Parsley Hummus

Get out the food processor and whip up this hummus in no time. It’s healthy pick so your family will love you for it.

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Parmesan, Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta

Master this pea pesto and you’ll have a recipe you can make into a variety of tasty meals. This pasta is super easy and packed full of flavour.

Pea, Feta and Mint Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

These sweet pea fritters are extremely delicious topped with our mint yogurt dressing. Beautifully golden on the outside and a vibrant green on the inside filled with Wattie’s Frozen Baby Peas!

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Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and egg pie is a classic Kiwi favourite that never fails to please!

Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice

. This recipe uses microwave rice to make everything quick and easy.">Easy recipe for two! Try this Teriyaki Fried Rice using Wattie's WOK Creations Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce. This recipe uses microwave rice to make everything quick and easy.

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Homemade Crumbed Fish with Hand-Cut Wedges

Here’s our modern take on the Kiwi classic, fish and chips. These chunky potato wedges and pan-fried fish served with Tomayo Sauce will be sure to get everyone around the table.

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