Peas with onion, carrot and pancetta

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Time 20 Minutes
  • 500g frozen peas
  • 60g butter
  • 2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped into very small cubes
  • 100g pancetta, diced small
  • 4 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It
Step 1

Place the carrots into a small saucepan with boiling water to cook for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile combine the butter and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion until soft. Add pancetta and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until brown. Add the peas, mint and a splash of water to the saucepan.

Step 3

Drain the carrots and transfer to the saucepan with peas. Season to taste and simmer for a further 10 mins or until peas and carrots are tender.

500g frozen peas|60g butter|2 tablespoons (40ml) extra virgin olive oil|½ onion, finely chopped|1 carrot, chopped into very small cubes|100g pancetta, diced small|4 mint leaves, finely chopped|Sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

Vanessa Bottaro

Founder and Owner at Italian Spoon
What is second best thing to being in beautiful Italy? Cooking and writing about Italian food, of course!

I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband Simone and two children. They are my first love! Italian Spoon brings my second love for cooking Italian food and blogging to life and I am loving it!

I hope to inspire you to continue the tradition of Italian home cooking. Buon appetito!
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