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creamy spring peas

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a recipe by
Florissant, MO


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serves 4-6

Ingredients For creamy spring peas

  • kosher salt
  • 2 can
    shelled fresh english peas or thawed frozen peas (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 lb
    sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 lb
    snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz
    pancetta, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • freshly ground pepper

How To Make creamy spring peas

  • 1
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Fill a large bowl with ice water. If using fresh English peas, add to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 1 minute. Add the snap peas and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes, then add the snow peas and cook 30 seconds. Drain the peas and plunge into the ice water to cool.
  • 2
    Cook the pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Add the flour to the drippings in the skillet and cook, whisking, until toasted, about 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken broth and cream and cook until reduced by one-third, about 6 minutes.
  • 3
    Drain the peas, shaking off the excess water, then add to the skillet (if using frozen peas, add them here). Cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the pancetta.

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