CREAMED PEAS AND PEARL ONIONS WITH BUTTERED LEEKS

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

My love affair with pearl onions continues. I thought, why not add my other love, leeks, to the mix? So this recipe was born. If you love pearl onions and leeks like I do, I think you will love this dish!
12-22-15


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Rating:
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Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 bag(s)
pearl onions
2 medium
leeks, washed and sliced 1/2" thick
1 c
frozen green peas
4 Tbsp
butter, divided
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
white pepper
2 c
heavy cream

Step-By-Step

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1Wash leeks thoroughly, then slice in half lengthwise. Cut into 1/2" slices.

2Place pearl onions in boiling water for 3-4 minutes; rinse in cold water and peel. Set aside.

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3In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp. butter and add the washed and sliced leeks. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

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4Meanwhile, steam the peas and the pearl onions for 5 minutes and drain. Add mixture to the pan containing the leeks.

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5In a medium saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp. butter and stir in flour, making a paste. Gradually add the heavy cream, whisking constantly until mixture becomes slightly thick. Add seasonings

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6When sauce is thick and bubbling, pour over peas, pearl onions and leeks. Stir and serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom