15 Perfect Recipes for Peas

Sweet Peas with Prosciutto (Piselli al Prosciutto)

Sweet Peas with Prosciutto (Piselli al Prosciutto)

In this classic Roman dish, sweet peas are braised until tender and sautéed with salty prosciutto.Todd Coleman

With February safely behind us, it's time to start thinking spring — and nothing embodies the sweet, light, green-ness of the season quite like the simple, perfect pea. While fresh peas won't show up in the market for at while yet, thanks to the humble freezer we can fake it for now. (Even when it's warm enough for the real thing, frozen peas have their champions. As chef Fergus Henderson said in the SAVEUR 100, "Wait till peas are in season, then use frozen.") With these 15 recipes — ranging from a simple salad of peas and lettuce to an earthy, truffled pasta — spring is just around the corner.