Awhile back, tried another one of Bill's recipes (from Bill's Holiday - the cookbook). His recipe was 'Tagliatelle with Fresh Peas and Lemon". In the absence of tagliatelle, I substituted it with a pantry staple - fetuccine. And well, I have no idea where you can get your hands on fresh peas and having watched many episodes of Nigella who calls herself the 'Pea Queen', I figured frozen peas would do the trick. They did.
Overall comments - this recipe is tasty when eaten fresh. Not so good when you try to reheat in the microwave (so unfortunately not a recipe you can cook in advance and bring to work for lunch). When you reheat, the peas cook a lot faster than the pasta and by the time you get both items cooked, the pasta is probably good but the peas are no good - which makes for a very unsatisfying lunch. Nonetheless, this recipe leaves me intrigued and if anyone could tell me where I could get my hands on fresh peas, that would be great!