Recipe Competition! – please think of a yummy recipe to enter the competition below.

Are your pupils brimming with recipe inspiration? Is your son or daughter a whiz with a whisk?

Britain’s Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018, in association with The Ocado Foundation, is on the hunt for aspiring young chefs to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the pea!

Whether it’s a simple starter, hearty main or a wacky dessert, we’re looking for children to send us their pea-fect (see what we did there?!) recipe creations. You can be as adventurous as you like, the only thing we ask is that the Great British Pea is the star of the dish!

We’ve introduced three categories this year and want to hear from a wide range of budding chefs who think they have what it takes to become the UK’s Young Pea Chef of the Year!

The amount of peas grown in the UK each year is equivalent to about 70,000 football pitches and did you know, those little green guys have super powers!? They’re packed full of nutrients, including Vitamin A and C, which is essential for healthy gums and immune systems.

Good luck – let the greatest Young Pea Chef win!

1 thought on “Recipe Competition! – please think of a yummy recipe to enter the competition below.

  1. These are my instructions for my ‘Puffins’ (Pea muffins)


    225g self raising flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

75g melted butter 

175ml semi skimmed milk 

1 egg 

200 grams of peas


    Mix all the ingredients together but do not over-mix the mixture, then stir in the vegetables or that you wish to use.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Fill your muffin cases 3/4 full and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

    Add cheese (melted) and pea purée

    Pea purée ingredients:
    2 cups of frozen peas
20g butter
1 small brown onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 cup pure cream


    1.Cook peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.

    2.Drain the peas. 
Melt butter in same pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic.

    3.Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Return peas to pan. Add cream.

    4. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until heated through.

    5.Process until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper, then add to the top of the pea muffins.

    Enjoy your puffins as a starter, meal, or pre-workout snack.

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