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...

4
Servings
209
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

vegetarian option: omit pancetta

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh shelled sweet peas, rinsed
  • 4 ounces pancetta, bacon or guanciale, cured pig’s cheek (omit if vegetarian)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil

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.

Pea Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Pea Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
84µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.9%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.8%
Vitamin C
52mg
87%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.2%
Vitamin K
208µg
100%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
78µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
78µg
20%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
152mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
395mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.2%
Sodium
369mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.9%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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