Brilliantly green in color and vibrant in flavor, this silky pea purée gets a touch of heat from crushed Turkish Marash chili. This simple yet elegant dish makes a great partner for roasted lamb, grilled fish or seared sea scallops.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the peas and the garlic clove and cook until the peas are tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain.
Transfer the drained peas and garlic to a blender or food processor. Add the lemon juice, mint, Marash chili and salt. With the machine running, add the extra virgin olive oil in a slow steady stream and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Spoon the finished pea purée into a shallow serving bowl and finish with an additional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle of Marash chili.