Italian inspired peas and pancetta with fresh thyme

Italian inspired peas and pancetta with fresh thyme


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About this recipe: An Italian side dish special. Simple but full of flavour. Delicious served alongside roast dinners or other meat dishes.

DQ Andalucia, Spain

Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 60g (2 oz) pancetta (or unsmoked streaky bacon), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 450g (1 lb) peas, frozen and defrosted
  • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves only
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a low medium heat. Add the pancetta and sauté for about 3 minutes until browned but not crisp.
  2. Add garlic and onion and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for a further 4 minutes or so until onions have softened a bit. Stir in the peas, wine, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or so until peas are tender and liquid reduced somewhat. Serve immediately.

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