English peas are slightly sweet that have a crisp to them. They are actually different then sweet peas.
Pods should be shiny and firm. They should be brightly colored that feel heavy. English peas are best eaten straight away but can be stored. Wrap tightly in plastic and place in the fridge. They can be kept for up to three days.
English peas need to be shelled. You can use them in a salad to add a bright flavor or you can blanch them. You can also make a soup with them. For a classic, you can place them with a bit of butter for a rich dish.