Peas & Pancetta

Peas & Pancetta
Peas & Pancetta

 

Sweet peas have arrived at the farmers market, spring is here! Peas & pancetta - one of my favorite dishes that I only eat in Spring when the peas are bright & fresh.   I can't get enough, I don't know if it's the peas or the pancetta - is it the green veggie or the fatty pork that I love so?! Maybe I should just have another spoonful...

Notes

vegetarian option: omit pancetta

Directions

serves 4

Bring a medium pot up to boil. In the meantime, in a medium skillet on medium-low heat, slowly render down the pancetta for 4-5 minutes, trying not to brown it and not crispy. If it starts to brown remove the pan from the heat or lower the flame.

Next add garlic & onion, sauté for 5-6 minutes.
(Vegetarian Note: Just omit the the pancetta & sauté the onions & garlic in olive oil.)
When the onions & garlic are about 2 minutes from being ready, add the tomatoes.

At the same time toss the peas in the water and blanch for 2-3 minutes. You want them approximately half-cooked. Strain the peas and throw them directly into the pan with the pancetta adding a spoonful of the pea-water. Allow to cook until peas are cooked but still have a bite.

Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt & pepper.
Just before you serve, toss in the herbs and drizzle with good extra virgin olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

212 kcal

Daily value:

11%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 10 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 12 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 10 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 3 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 8 mg
  • Vitamin D 12 IU
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 23 mg
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Choline, total 34 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 26 µg
  • Folate, food 26 µg
  • Folate, total 26 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 25 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 204 mg
  • Potassium, K 248 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 3 µg
  • Selenium, Se 17 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 483 mg
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 76 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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