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Peas with Onion and Bacon
Piselli Con Pancetta
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons diced pancetta (Italian style bacon)
4 tablespoons chopped onion
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 cups fresh or thawed frozen peas
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup Chicken Stock
Put the olive oil and pancetta in a saute pand and cook over medium heat until the pancetta begins to brown. Transfer the pancetta to another dish with a slotted spoon.
In the same pan, cook the onion and garlic and cook over low heat until the onions are soft, about 4 minutes. Add the cooked pancetta, peas, chopped parsley, salt, pepper and chicken stock or water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. The peas are now ready.
If you are using fresh peas, you may want to increase the cooking time 5-10 minutes.
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