I finished up the last of the shelled peas tonight in another pea and pasta recipe from Great Food Fast – Farfalle with Salmon, Mint and Peas. But I didn’t have farfalle pasta, so I grabbed a box of orecchiette, whose shape resembles a small ear. As it turns out, peas and orecchiette pasta are a match made in heaven. Have you ever ended up with a pile of peas at the bottom of your bowl because the little buggers are hard to stab with a fork? Problem solved. The “little ears” each cradle a single, shelled pea perfectly and makes eating this dish a breeze.