Braised Spring Peas

Staff Writer
Braised Spring Peas
Cindy’s Table

If you're a fan of peas, this is your go-to side dish. 

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4
Servings
257
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 slices pancetta
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon coconut flour
  • 1 Cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 6 spring onions, trimmed, outer leaves discarded, and finely chopped
  • 14 Ounces fresh peas (you can use frozen but fresh works best)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Olive oil, for finishing

Directions

Heat a large sauté pan to high and add ½ teaspoon of coconut or olive oil. Cut your pancetta into small cubes. Cook until crispy. Put in a bowl to the side.

In the same sauté pan, add the butter and the remainder of oil. Add the coconut flour and stir, and then slowly add the stock.

Add the spring onions and peas and season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cover the pan and simmer until the peas are tender, about 5 minutes. Check seasonings, and then add the lemon juice. Finish with olive oil before serving.  

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
16g
25%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
76µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.4%
Vitamin C
52mg
86%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
76µg
95%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
84µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
84µg
21%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
156mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
421mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.7%
Sodium
514mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.8%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
11%