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Lemony Green Beans and Peas

['1/2 pound (8 ounces) fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces', '1 1/2 cups (8 ounces) frozen peas', '1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces', '1 teaspoon grated lemon zest', 'Salt', 'Freshly ground black pepper']

Add green beans to a 3- to 4-quart pot of very well salted boiling water, and cook, uncovered, until barely tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in peas and cook, uncovered, until beans and peas are tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, put butter and zest in a large bowl.
Drain vegetables in a sieve and add to bowl. Toss until well coated with butter and zest.
Season with salt and pepper.

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