I’ve stopped counting how many times I’ve cooked these peas! I have even reheated the leftovers for lunch and eaten them with a piece of crusty bread! The peas are a delicious accompaniment to Veal or Roast Chicken.
Makes 6 Servings
3 lbs. fresh green peas (about 3 cups), don’t use large peas as they will be tough & not sweet
When fresh peas are not in season you can use 3 cups of frozen peas
2 Tbsp. butter
1 ½ Tbsp. EVO
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 oz. Proscuitto, julienned
1 Tbsp. fresh sage, finely cut, or 1 tsp. dried, rubbed together in the palm of your hands until powdery
2 cups low salt/no-salt chicken broth or homemade chicken stock (see below)
2 large romaine lettuce leaves, julienned
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Blanch the fresh peas for a minute in boiling, salted water if using fresh. Drain the peas.
Heat butter and oil in a sauté pan; add onions Proscuitto and sage. Sauté, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent. Add the peas, sauté 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, lettuce and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes, until peas are cooked to your liking.
To use frozen peas, simply thaw the peas and cook a bit less that the fresh ones.
Helpful link to Making Stock.