“Peas and Carrots”

Maine Lobster Pancakes with Pea Shoot Salad and Ginger—Carrot Emulsion

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By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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When I hear “peas and carrots,” my mind goes directly to the frozen food section of the grocery store, with its boxes of Jolly Green Giant peas and carrots. I’m not sure why anyone put the two vegetables together, but I think in most Americans’ minds, it’s a common pairing. So when J.B., one of my early poissonniers, and I were thinking of things to do with lobster, which we were serving with a carrot-emulsion sauce, we thought “Why not serve it with peas?” I use pea shoots to make the peas