Italian inspired peas and pancetta with fresh thyme

    Italian inspired peas and pancetta with fresh thyme

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    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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    No ho-hum peas these. These are peas all dressed up pretty. Onion, pancetta, fresh thyme and white wine (and I couldn’t help adding a bit of fresh minced garlic) - what a great, flavorful combination of ingredients! Happy to be the first reviewer and give this recipe two thumbs up.  -  25 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We made this dish as a side to a nice Chicken Dish. The Peas were a hit, a real gourmet side dish for sure! Easy Peasy (Pun Intended) Thanks Don!  -  17 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Nice change from the your ordinary peas. The thyme really works well here, and I also added some garlic. In a pinch, I'm sure bacon would be a good sub for the pancetta.  -  16 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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