Braised lettuce with peas

Braised lettuce with peas

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Cooking time

Ready in 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Do try this – it’s melting and nutty flavoured, with sweet peas and just a hint of cream

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
114
protein
8g
carbs
9g
fat
5g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • small knob butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 Little Gem lettuces
  • 200ml fresh chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp single cream or crème fraîche
  • 500g bag frozen petits pois

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Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan with a lid. Fry the onion gently for about 5 mins, until softened. Meanwhile, pull any damaged or coarse outer leaves from the lettuces and trim the bases. Cut the lettuces in half lengthways, through the base.
  2. Place the lettuce cut-side up on top of the onions and cook for half a minute, then turn over and cook for another 30 secs. Pour over the stock and lightly season. Put the lid on the pan, reduce the heat to the minimum and cook for 10 mins.
  3. With a slotted spoon, lift the lettuces out and put into a sieve over a bowl. Raise the heat under the pan and boil the juices until reduced by half. Add the cream or crème fraîche and petits pois and boil for 1 min until heated through. Arrange lettuces in a serving dish and pour over the pea-and-cream sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2005

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rhl500's picture

This was delicious. Had no onion so used leeks and creme fraiche. Lovely!

howman's picture
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Yum

howman's picture
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Yummy! excellent way to use up the little gem lurking in the salad drawer. Easy to double up for dinner party.

pumpkin1987's picture
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I made this recipe last night minus the cream and it was wonderful (I'm sure it's lovely with the cream too, I went for a low cal option).
Even my boyfriend enjoyed it and he's a raging carnivore. Yum!

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