Braised lettuce with peas

Braised lettuce with peas

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(3 ratings)

Ready in 30 mins


Serves 4
Do try this – it’s melting and nutty flavoured, with sweet peas and just a hint of cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal114
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.2g
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  • small knob butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 Little Gem lettuces



    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

  • 200ml fresh chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp single cream or crème fraîche
  • 500g bag frozen petits pois


  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.

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Comments (4)

rhl500's picture

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

howman's picture

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

pumpkin1987's picture

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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