Peas With Bacon And Basil

Peas With Bacon And Basil

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Servings: 4
Calories: 297


  • 10 oz frozen peas or petit pois
  • 2 shallots peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 oz butter
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 7 floz vegetable stock
  • 2 basil leaves 1 1/2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 3 1/2 oz creme fraiche or double cream
  • salt and pepper

Serve with: hot vegetable moulds or timbales; potato pies; roast meat or poultry


    • Sweat the shallot in the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed flameproof casserole dish for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    • Cut off the bacon into thin strips. Add these to the shallot and fry gently over a low heat while stirring for 2 - 3 minutes.
    • Add the frozen peas, stock, the basil leaves, a small pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper. When the liquid comes to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • When the peas are tender, add the cream and cook while stirring to allow it to reduce and thicken a little. Correct the seasoning if needed, stir in the chopped basil and serve immediately.
    Calories: 297 kcal
    Carbohydrates: 14 g
    Protein: 8 g
    Fat: 24g
    Saturated Fat: 12 g
    Trans Fat: 1 g
    Cholesterol: 64 mg
    Sodium: 418 mg
    Potassium: 279 mg
    Fiber: 4 g
    Sugar: 5 g
    Vitamin A: 1213 IU
    Vitamin C: 30 mg
    Calcium: 42 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
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