French Style Peas with Lettuce (Petits Pois A La Francaise) Recipe

French Style Peas with Lettuce (Petits Pois A La Francaise) Recipes

Ingredients :

675g (1.5 lb) shelled peas

salt and freshly milled black pepper

25g (1 oz) butter

1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and chopped

1 lettuce heart, finely shredded

150ml (1/4 pint) creme fraiche or soured cream

Method :

If using fresh peas, blanch them first in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water for 5 minutes, then drain. Melt the butter in the saucepan. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the peas and cover the saucepan.

Cook for 5 minutes, shaking the pan frequently. Add the lettuce and seasoning and cook gently for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the strain, taste and adjust the seasoning, then serve at once.

Serves 6

This is a classic method of cooking young fresh peas; however it also transforms frozen peas. For slightly older fresh peas, allow another 5-10 minutes cooking tie when blanching the vegetables.

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