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Peas With Baby Onions

This recipe is lovely with fresh peas, but frozen peas work well too. Baby onions (new season) taste best, and you can use them whole.
 
 

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 200g baby onions or shallots
  • Enough peas for 4 people
  • 100ml double cream or cr?me fraiche
  • 1 level dessertspoon cornflour
  • teaspoon honey (if using larger peas
  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
 

Method

  1. Peel the onions and trim the roots. Leave whole if small, otherwise chop in half.

  2. Gently heat the oil in a pan and saut? for about 10 minutes, until the onions are softened and lightly browned.

  3. Add the peas and 50ml water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft.

  4. Mix together the cream / cr?me fraiche and the nutmeg and honey (if using).

  5. Remove the peas and onions from the heat and add the cream sauce. Mix well. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

  6. Reheat if necessary and serve warm.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

25 to 30 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Peas With Baby Onions

You could try using shallots or even large-bulbed spring onions.

Use the grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon, instead of the nutmeg, for a tangier flavour.

 
 
 

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