Peas make an excellent side dish and they pair nicely with pork so when I came across some fresh pancetta at a local deli I couldn’t resist. If pancetta isn’t easy to access, cooked ham works nicely also.
This is a 3 ingredient dish where all elements compliment each other nicely. It is super simple and delicious. Oh, and did I mention it takes about 10 minutes to make?
Simply start by dicing a small onion and about 100g of pork (whether it be ham or pancetta).
Cook the pork until the fat renders over medium heat in a large pan. If the pan is too dry, add a Tbsp of olive oil to help it along.
Add the onions until they begin to caramelize.
Finally, add 1.5 cups of frozen peas and stir for several minutes until peas are thawed. I prefer mine a bit more on the raw side so they don’t get to mushy but you can cook them to the consistency you like.
Season with some fresh-ground pepper and a Tbsp of freshly chopped dill and serve warm. I also like to finely grate some lemon peel to toss in (not the juice though because it turns the peas a greyish green colour). Depending on what pork you used, you may need to season with salt.
Peas and Pork
1.5 C frozen peas
1 small onion
1 Tbsp of fresh, chopped dill
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind (optional)
pepper and salt
- Sauté pancetta for a few minutes.
- Add onion until soft and slightly caramelized.
- Add peas and cook until thawed and warm.
- Stir in dill, salt and pepper.
- Add lemon rind (optional).
Protein 6.2 g