Spring Peas With Pancetta

“This comes from the April 2005 issue of Cooking Light. They recommend that you do not substitute bacon for the pancetta as the smoky flavor would overwhelm the peas. The unsmoked pancetta really balances the sweetness of the new peas. You can substitute frozen petite green peas for the fresh.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and saute for about 5 minutes or until the pancetta is crispy. Remove pancetta. Chop pancetta into pieces.
  2. Add onion and garlic to the drippings in the skillet. Saute for 2-5 minutes until tender.
  3. Add peas, broth, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the peas are at the desired tenderness.
  4. Stir in chopped parsley and pancetta. Stir and heat through.
  5. Serve.

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