‘Doved’ peas

‘Doved’ peas

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This traditional Caribbean side dish combines beans, bacon lardons and ham for a robust and flavour-packed addition to a variety of mains

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal245
  • fat12g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre6g
  • protein14g
  • salt2.1g


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 50g bacon lardons
  • ½ large onion, finely chopped



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 thyme sprig, plus ½ tsp finely chopped thyme leaves
  • 200g drained gungo peas from a can (or kidney beans)
  • dash of pepper sauce, shop-bought or homemade (see Goes well with)
  • 50g cooked ham hock, shredded


  1. Heat half the butter in a frying pan on a medium heat and fry the lardons until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Add the remaining butter to the pan with a small pinch of salt and soften the onion, stirring often, for about 5 mins.

  3. Add the garlic and all the thyme, and cook for about 30 secs, stirring constantly. Stir in the gungo peas, pepper sauce and ham hock. Heat until warmed through, then stir in the lardons. Remove the thyme sprig, season to taste and serve immediately.

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2nd Oct, 2016
Tasty, if a little dry. I served it with couscous and it was a quick and easy meal.
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