Saturday, November 27, 2010

Petits Pois à la Française (French style peas)

This image really does not do justice to this dish.  In the past 5 days since trying this recipe, I've made it three times for our family dinner! It's absolutely delicious, healthy and easy to make.  I love the combination of vegetables; that type of vibrant green produce immediately transports me to a wholistic, country fresh place. 

Ingredients

50g butter
16 baby onions or French shallots
500g frozen peas
250g finely shredded iceberg lettuce
handful of fresh (Italian) flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 tsp caster sugar
1/2 cup chicken stock
1-2 tbsp plain flour

Method
Melt 30g of the butter in a large saucepan or frypan.  Add the onions and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes.  Add the peas, lettuce, parsley and sugar.  Pour in the stock and stir well.  Cover the pan and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Stir occassionally so that the onions are cooked through evenly.  Mix remaining butter into pan.  Add small amounts of the flour to the vegetables; stirring until the juice thicken.  Serve.

6 comments:

  1. I'm already sold on something if it contains shallots! :)

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  2. Il y a longtemps que je veux faire des petits pois à la française. Qu'elle jolie photo!!! Elle est fort appétissante ma chère amie. Je note et me sauve pour faire la sieste, car je travaille cette nuit! Bon samedi, Caro B. xxx

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  3. Mmmmm, I forgot that I love peas with petit onions! My husband hates peas, the only thing he won't eat so I can't give him to hard a time. This looks so good tho I must make it!

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  4. Bonjour Brittany - this recipe is so very different... I must try it.
    Don't you just love the French term "petits Pois"
    xx
    Dianne

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  5. une très belle assiette qui me donne envie de repasser à table, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  6. Dianne, yes I aboslutely love "petits pois" I mutter it to myself as I make this dish!

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