French-style Peas

When lettuce is crisp and young, it is deliciously sweet when very lightly cooked.

French-style PeasTime 20 minutes
Calories per portion 159 Kcal
Fat per portion 7g of which saturated 2.1g
Serves 2

Frozen peas 250g (9oz)
Smoked streaky bacon
2 rashers, trimmed and cut into thin strips
Leek 1, trimmed, split lengthways and finely shredded
Chicken stock 300ml (½ pint) Frozen peas 250g (9oz)
Little Gem lettuce 1, trimmed and finely shredded
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Put the bacon and leek in a medium-sized saucepan and dry fry for 5 minutes until the leeks have softened.

2 Pour over the chicken stock, bring to the boil and then add the peas. Cover and cook for 5 minutes until tender.

3 Remove the lid and stir in the lettuce for 1 minute until just wilted. Season to taste.

Traditionally this dish is served with the cooking liquid, but you can drain the peas if you prefer. Ladle into a warm serving dish and serve while warm.

Cook’s tip
For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon, and cook the leek in a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

Recipe taken from Good Food Fast Dairy Cookbook

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