One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pea of a variety with an edible pod, eaten when the pod is young and flat.
- ‘The next day, the remaining beef was sliced and marinated in soy, rice wine, garlic, sesame oil and cornflour, then tossed in a hot wok with soaked Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts and mangetout, as in today's recipe.’
- ‘Try sliced shitake mushrooms, a handful of beansprouts, sliced mangetouts, cooked egg noodles and fresh crab meat.’
- ‘Then throw in the mangetout and red pepper and stir-fry for one minute.’
- ‘Side orders included mangetout and asparagus, which was a very welcome change from the norm.’
- ‘The mangetout are also cropping faster than we can pick them.’
- ‘She was trying not to listen as Mrs Mitchels started on some anecdote - one she told every time - about eating mangetout in November.’
- ‘Throw in a couple of snap peas and mangetouts so that the children discover they can eat the pod as well.’
- ‘To turn them into a meal, serve with rice and steamed mangetout or broccoli.’
- ‘Steam the shredded cabbage and mangetout for only one minute.’
- ‘Reduce the heat and add curry paste, beans and mangetouts, mushrooms, sprouts, stock, sugar and basil.’
- ‘I also had a side of mangetout and fresh peas, served with butter and salt and pepper.’
- ‘A petit flan of onion formed an island in a lake of light, frothy green-pea potage, topped with fresh broad beans, mangetouts and more peas.’
- ‘Place the wok over a high heat and add the carrots, mangetout, red pepper and the noodle cooking liquid.’
- ‘Add the garlic and mangetout, and toss over high heat for a minute.’
- ‘‘Absolutely delicious’ was the verdict as she worked through bean shoots, mushrooms, carrots, mangetout, broccoli, choi and fennel.’
- ‘Along with our meals came a dish of vegetables offering small tastings of cauliflower, broccoli, mangetouts, carrots and a larger helping of new potatoes.’
- ‘The dishes came with nicely cooked baby potatoes, carrots and mangetout.’
- ‘Mix the sugar, soy, rice wine, vinegar and sesame oil, and lightly toss the mangetout in the dressing.’
- ‘Immediately stir in the rice, followed by the onion, spring greens, broccoli and mangetouts.’
- ‘Small pods mean they are very young, still crisp and fresh - immature mangetout wilt easily.’
Early 19th century: from French, literally ‘eat all’.
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