Piselli con pancetta (Peas with pancetta)

    30 min

    Classic Italian recipe for fresh garden peas with pancetta or bacon. You can serve this as a side dish but I enjoy it most with pasta as a main course.

    London, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 225g chopped bacon or cubed pancetta
    • 1/4 onion, diced
    • 600g fresh or frozen garden peas
    • 240ml beef stock, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt, for seasoning
    • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a deep-sided frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta; cook for a few minutes before adding the onion. Once the onion have softened, add the peas and half of the beef stock; simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
    2. Add the remaining stock; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Check every 5 minutes or so to see if you need to add more liquid. Water or more stock will work fine. Season to taste with salt. Serve hot over pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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