- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 100g wafer thin smoked pancetta rashers
Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…
- 480g pack frozen soya beans (or broad beans)
Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…
- 200g broccoli
Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…
- 500g frozen petits pois
- juice of a lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- good handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the pancetta until it turns golden, taking care not to burn it. Lift from the pan, then tip the soya beans into the pan juices and arrange the broccoli on top. Add 6 tbsp water, cover tightly and steam for 10 mins or until the broccoli is tender. Meanwhile, snip the pancetta into pieces with scissors.
Stir the petits pois into the pan and cook for 2 mins more, then remove from the heat and toss in the lemon juice, mint and crispy pancetta pieces.