Petit pois à la Francais 🇫🇷 Recipe & Photo Shoot

in food •  6 months ago

One of my favourite French dishes, really how can you go wrong with peas and bacon? My version is very light which I love. Some recipes call for cream but I find it takes away from the freshness around the whole dish.

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Here’s what you’ll need: serves 4

5 shallots or 10 baby onions
50g /2oz of smoked streaky bacon, rind removed and cut into lardons or strips
25g/1oz unsalted butter
200ml/7 fl Oz water
1/4 teaspoon sugar
400g/14oz shelled fresh peas or frozen peas
2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
Salt and pepper to taste

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Method:

Cook the onions and bacon on a low heat in a saucepan, soften the onions and bacon in the butter for 2-3 minutes without colouring.

Add the water, sugar and 3 pinched of salt and a pinch of black pepper and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to just below simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the onions are translucent, soft and melting but still have there texture.

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Remove the lid and turn the heat to high and add the peas and lettuce leaves.

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Stir, then cover again and cook for 1 minute or until the peas are tender. Taste and correct the seasoning if you feel it’s required.

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Serve family style on the table as meal by itself or accompanied by a meat dish.

Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day ✌️

Rob

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