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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120.1
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
  • Sodium: 52.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Petits Pois à La Française - French Style Peas

Submitted by: NAPLESNANCY
Petits Pois à La Française - French Style Peas

Introduction

"A delicious combination of peas, onions and lettuce which are gently poached in a buttery sauce with crème fraiche and vegetable stock; this classic French recipe is a wonderful way to serve tender little peas, petits pois. This recipe makes a delightful accompaniment to any type of main meal, and adds a real splash of colour. I have stated fresh OR frozen peas in the recipe - frozen peas can be used to great effect out of season. In the absence of small silverskin onions, spring onions (green onions) can be used, making this a very versatile recipe to serve throughout the year. Cut back on the butter if you are on a low fat diet - the taste will be less rich, but still as delicious!" "A delicious combination of peas, onions and lettuce which are gently poached in a buttery sauce with crème fraiche and vegetable stock; this classic French recipe is a wonderful way to serve tender little peas, petits pois. This recipe makes a delightful accompaniment to any type of main meal, and adds a real splash of colour. I have stated fresh OR frozen peas in the recipe - frozen peas can be used to great effect out of season. In the absence of small silverskin onions, spring onions (green onions) can be used, making this a very versatile recipe to serve throughout the year. Cut back on the butter if you are on a low fat diet - the taste will be less rich, but still as delicious!"
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 ounces butter
    16 small white pearl onions (green onions) or 4 spring onions , chopped (green onions)
    1 small iceberg lettuce , thickly sliced (about 2 cups)
    1 teaspoon caster sugar
    1/4 pint vegetable stock
    2 cups fresh peas, weight after being podded or 2 cups frozen peas
    2 tablespoons creme fraiche
    2 -4 stalks fresh mint



Directions

Gently heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the onions and lettuce. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the onions and lettuce soft but not coloured. If the pan gets too hot just add a little vegetable stock.

Pour in the vegetable stock and add the caster sugar, bring to the boil and continue to cook on a fast boil for a further 3 minutes. Taste and season with a salt and black pepper.

Add the fresh or frozen peas to the stock with the onions and lettuce. Cook over a low to medium heat for 10 minutes for the fresh peas or 5 minutes for the frozen peas - or until they are cooked through, but NOT mushy or too soft; they should still retain their vibrant green colour and have a "bite" to them.

Just before the end of the cooking time - add the creme fraiche and gently mix; allow to heat through for about 1 to 2 minutes. Check the seasoning once more and adjust to taste.

Serve immediately with the sprigs of fresh mint on top.



Serving Size: 4-6 - 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NAPLESNANCY.






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