Peas with roasted shallots

Peas with roasted shallots

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 8

This flavoursome side dish of peas with caramelised onions from James Martin is healthy and versatile

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal176
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre7g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 550g shallot, peeled and halved



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1kg frozen pea
  • bunch mint, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 3 tbsp good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Turn oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the shallots in the sugar. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan until hot, and add the shallots. Cook for a few mins to caramelise the outside to a nice golden colour, then transfer to the oven for 5 mins to cook through.

  2. Cook the peas in boiling salted water for 2 mins until tender, drain and mix with the shallots, mint, olive oil and lemon juice. Season and serve with your favourite roast.

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kathryndonna's picture
8th Nov, 2013
This went well with the spiced chicken dish I served it with and it does need to be with a something that has a bit of a kick as it's quite a bland.
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