Ina’s Peas & Prosciutto

Please – if you don’t know who Ina is, stop what you are doing and go straight to the nearest bookseller.  Ina Garten is the Barefoot Contessa, and her Food Network show and cookbooks showcase her truly great recipes.  I saw another chef make this recipe on her show, and I make it slightly differently.  All of Ina’s recipes are good. Really.

1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup prosciutto, chopped (or 4 slices turkey bacon or real bacon, diced and fried)
2 cups frozen or fresh peas
1/3 cup chicken broth
salt & pepper

Saute onions in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic and cook a couple more minutes until garlic is done. Add prosciutto or bacon and cook for three more minutes. Toss in peas and broth and cook just until peas are warmed through. Salt and pepper to taste. You can drain off the extra liquid, but honestly it’s pretty delicious so I often just leave it, and let it mix with whatever else is on the plate.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s