This, I’ve been told, is an English favorite. Here’s to William and Kate…

2 c shelled peas
1/4 c heavy cream, or half-and-half, or sour cream, or yogurt…., plus extra if needed
1 T butter, softened, or vegetable oil
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Bring a pot of water to the boil. Add peas and cook for about 3 minutes, or until tender. Drain in a colander.

2. Transfer peas to a food processor or blender. Add remaining ingredients and whizz until puréed–the consistency can be chunky or smooth, your call. Add more cream if needed or desired. You can also just put the cooked peas and remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mash (mush?) them with a potato masher (musher?).