Butter-braised peas, lettuce & mint

Butter-braised peas, lettuce & mint

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 as a side dish

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Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
88
protein
3g
carbs
6g
fat
6g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
0.44g
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Ingredients

  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 25g salted butter
  • 140g fresh peas podded (about 75og/1lb 10 oz podded weight)
  • 1 tbsp capers, rinsed
  • 1 medium Baby Gem lettuce, outer leaves removed and halved lengthways
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, thinly shredded
  • 10 large mint leaves, finely shredded
  • small handful pea shoots
  • slices of bread or toast, to serve

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Method

In a large frying pan, bring the stock to a simmer. Whisk in the butter, then add the peas and capers and cook for 1 min. Add the Gem leaves, iceberg and mint, then cook gently until just wilted. Season with salt and black pepper, remove from the heat, garnish with the pea shoots and serve with bread or toast.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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