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.

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