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Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday Sides~ Peas

The recipe for this weeks Sunday Slow Sides is from Amy who's Slow Travel blog is Destination Anywhere.
You'll notice this is posting on Monday~ there was to much happening yesterday!
I hope all y'all had a fantastic fourth.
Anyway... back to the 'side show~ Amy suggested a beautiful recipe with fresh peas, perfect for summer.
Petits Pois a la Francaise
(fancy for sweet peas)
Measurements are estimates, use what you have--all lettuce, all spinach, or a combination. This made four servings.
If you're not watching your weight, feel free to add more butter!
2 shallots, sliced
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 head lettuce, (I used romaine one time, buttercrunch another)carefully washed and roughly chopped
6 cups spinach, carefully washed and roughly chopped
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups fresh shelled peas; or frozen peas, slightly defrosted
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. (more to taste) chopped mint

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and saute the shallots until soft.
2. Add the lettuce and spinach. Saute until almost wilted.
You may need to do this in batches--just add it all together when the batches are cooked down.
4. Add the broth and peas, and slam on the cover. Cook until the peas are just tender--2 minutes or so. (just one minute if using frozen peas)
5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and the chopped mint. Stir well and serve.
I made mine with frozen peas and spinach. It was light and fresh... perfect for those hot summer nights.

Y'all enjoy!


bellini valli said...

Now why didn't I pick up those peas at the farmers market.......sigh.

Char said...

sounds so light and good

Pam said...

I want me some fancy peas.

Kat said...


Hope your 4th was good.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Val~ This was good with frozen peas... I can only imagine some really fresh sweet peas.
Char~ perfect for ths hot summer!
Pam~ :-) they are fancy peas.

nancyhol said...

We too loved the peas. The mint was so refreshing.

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