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French peas with bacon recipe

French peas with bacon recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 15 mins
  • 153 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 130g (4¼oz) smoked pancetta cubes
  • 3 shallots, finely sliced
  • 75ml dry white wine
  • 300ml (10fl oz) chicken stock
  • 400g frozen peas
  • 1 little gem lettuce, halved
  • small handful fresh mint leaves, chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    3g 15%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.2g Protein 7.9g Fibre 3.5g


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Add the pancetta and fry for 2 minutes, until just turning golden. Add the shallots and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the wine, turn up the heat and leave to bubble away for 3 minutes to reduce slightly. Add the stock and peas, then bring to the boil and simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Set aside until ready to serve. Just before serving, place the pan over the heat and bring to the boil, add the halved heads of lettuce and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the lettuce has just wilted.
  5. Season to taste, sprinkle with mint and serve immediately.

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