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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.2
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 67.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Piselli con Pignoli (Peas with Pine Nuts) calories by ingredient
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Piselli con Pignoli (Peas with Pine Nuts)

Submitted by: JVANAM

Introduction

So I was sitting at a street side cafe' in Livorno waiting for someone to take my lunch order. I was looking out on the sea and the waiter sets down this dish and walks away???

Five to ten minutes past, I've eaten the dish, and the same damn thing happens again?????

Finally I walk inside talk with the Mama of the house. And she tells me that is what they serve until 1400hrs. (2:00pm).

So I eat the Piselli con Pignoli, drank Tuscan wine, and mellowed out. Total bill $11.00US for the wine, Piselli priceless.
So I was sitting at a street side cafe' in Livorno waiting for someone to take my lunch order. I was looking out on the sea and the waiter sets down this dish and walks away???

Five to ten minutes past, I've eaten the dish, and the same damn thing happens again?????

Finally I walk inside talk with the Mama of the house. And she tells me that is what they serve until 1400hrs. (2:00pm).

So I eat the Piselli con Pignoli, drank Tuscan wine, and mellowed out. Total bill $11.00US for the wine, Piselli priceless.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 cup vegetable broth (trad. low-sodium chicken broth)
    1/2 medium onion, sliced
    1/2 tsp sugar (No. You can not use a substitute)
    3 Lbs fresh peas, shelled
    1 tsp EVOO
    1/4 cup pine nuts (about 2 oz.)
    1 tsp Italian seasoning (or 1 tsp crushed dried Rosemary)
    1/4 tsp salt
    Hot Pepper flakes to taste

Directions

1) Bring broth, onion, & sugar to a boil over a high heat.

2) Dump in the fresh peas and cook until peas are tender to the tooth (Al Denti'), about 5 minutes.

3) Remove the peas with a slotted spoon or an Oriental wire dipper. It's OK to save some of the onions, but be spareing. Mix the seasoning and peas together. Set the vege's aside.

4) Heat EVOO in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts to cook for about 3 minutes. Stir constantly so the nuts take on a golden hew.

5) Add the coated peas to the nuts and allow the peas to heat through. Not more than 2 minutes. Season with S & P and serve.

Individual serving size is 1/2 cup.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JVANAM.






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