Braised Pearl Onions with Peas & Bacon

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 10 oz fresh pearl onions 300 g
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper 2 mL
  • 6 cups frozen Petite Peas 1.5 L
  • 1 tbsp butter 15 mL
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme 10 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add onions and simmer, 2 min. Drain and immediately immerse into a large bowl of ice water to cool, 5 min. Using a paring knife, cut off the root ends. Slide skins off then discard. Set onions aside.

  • Step 2

    Fry bacon in skillet over medium-high heat until cooked but not crispy, about 6 min. Transfer to a plate. Drain all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) of fat from the skillet. Add onions and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until golden, about 8 min. Add salt, pepper and 1 cup (250 mL) water, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet.

  • Step 3

    Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook, 15 min. Stir in peas, cover and cook 5 min. more or until peas are tender but still bright green. Just before serving, stir in reserved bacon, butter and thyme.

Tip

Omit the bacon to make this a vegetarian dish.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/8 of the recipe)
  • Calories 150
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbs 21 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sodium 340 mg

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