Thawing Frozen Peas

I discovered this trick when making recipes that call for thawing frozen peas before using them. To save time, I place the frozen peas in the colander before I drain the pasta. When I drain it, the hot water runs through the peas, thawing them perfectly. I rinse both the pasta and peas with cold water and allow them to drain before finishing the salad recipe. —Cheryl Amorelli, Durango, Colorado