Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Summer Peas with Caramelised Pearl Onions

This is a quick and super-easy side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to the hearty comfort dishes I’ve been posting lately. Made with in-season, farm-fresh peas and pearl onions, this dish screams “summer.” But it’s just as delicious in the off-season with those handy-dandy bags of frozen veggies.

2 tbsp Butter
1 lb Pearl Onions, peeled
1 lb Peas
[If using frozen peas and onions—defrost, wash and thoroughly dry before cooking]
Salt (to taste)
½ tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
3 tbsp Mint, finely chopped
3 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Heat butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and gently sauté for 5-7 mins until golden brown and well caramelized. 
  2. Add peas, salt and pepper and continue cooking for 5 mins. 
  3. Add mint, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil, stir well and turn off heat. Let sit for 10 mins before serving.

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