Peas with Shallots and Pancetta

Total Time:
20 min
5 min
15 min

4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound pancetta, cut into small dice
  • 3 shallots, halved and thinly sliced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound frozen peas, thawed

Heat the oil in a large high sided saute pan over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until golden brown and the fat has rendered. Remove the pancetta to a plate lined with paper towels.

Add the shallots and red pepper flakes to the pan and cook until soft. Add the peas and cook until warmed through. Transfer to a large bowl and top with the crisp pancetta.

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    Beginners Beware! The recipe is good, but pancetta is extremely salty! Remember - less is more. You can always add more to your recipe if you feel you need more taste, but I wouldn't add this much in right away to this recipe. Add a little at a time until you are satisfied with the outcome.
    It deserves more than 5 stars
    Really tasty. Very quick and easy to prepare. Use half the amount of pancetta, seems this probably is a misprint, can't imagine using half a lb of pancetta. I also used half of the rendering prior to putting the peas, shallots and chili flakes in the pot. I prepared the pancetta first and set it aside while I cooked everything else, since the peas only takes a few minutes to heat up and get her on the plate.
    I made this for Christmas dinner and it was really good and quite easy to make. Lots of flavor. A great recipe to enhance peas.
    0.5 lbs is too much pancetta as I found it was too salty. I would use 1/3 at most probably 1/4 of what the recipe calls for. I liked the concept but maybe my palate isn't sophisticated enough for pancetta (I think my next go round would be to use peas with thick cut bacon instead. I liked the thinly sliced shallots and hot peppers but on my next iteration, I will try chopping the shallot just to try it out.
    This was the hit of Thanksgiving meal last year, and I will definitely be making it again!
    This was delicious! I made it last night and it was a hit in our house - even our boys ( 4 and 6 years old loved it! I felt it was a little too salty with the amount of pancetta the recipe calls for so I will make with 1/2 that much next time. I am so excited to have found a yummy recipe for making peas!
    Excellent!! So easy to make and perfect for an elegant meal or holiday. I made them for Easter dinner and they are yummy! A keeper!
    Really good! Quick and easy to put together I made it for Easter Sunday and even the kids had seconds.
    Amazingly good!! Made it for Easter Sunday and it was a hit!! My mother-in-law couldn't stop eating them. Quick, easy and delicious - can't beat that combination! Thanks Bobby!
    Made this for the first time to add to Thanksgiving table and it was amazing, fast and easy. Had to leave out the red pepper flakes for the kids sake, but will add if serving to adults. It is really outstanding and it comes together so fast (pre-chop everything the day before that it can easily go from stovetop to table in minutes keeping it away from the oven (rewarming to compete with turkey-time. Love it.
    So very simple to put together & visually pleasant this made a wonderful side for our Thanksgiving meal. Perfect balance of salty and sweet. I skipped the red pepper flakes in deference to guests and although I will try it with next time, I'm hard pressed to see a reason for them. Five stars & a big thanks to you Bobby.
    Not often a side dish of peas is the highlight of the meal, especially when there's prime rib on the table, but this one was the party favorite. It is simple and superb!
    Yummy side dish, I love it for the holidays too because its great to make ahead and then just reheat on the the holiday day!
    Love this side dish! Very simple and quick to make. We substituted bacon instead of pancetta, a little less expensive but still delicious!
    Delicious, and very easy to make.
    Great dish for garden peas and shallots since both are in season together. I added some sliced shitakes in the pan with the pancetta after letting the meat brown a little first, then some minced ginger root with the shallots. Delicious and simple! Thanks for the recipe.
    Great dish and easy o make. My only recommendation is to cut the pancetta in half, this is a very strong but delicious Italian bacon that can overpower the dish.
    I made this side dish for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I've been asked to make it for Christmas too.
    Like some others, I made it with bacon instead of pancetta. This was a very tasty and simple way to dress up frozen peas. My family loved it on Thanksgiving.
    Great way to make peas, they were well received at Thanksgiving dinner
    Recipe is great as is - no need to make any changes
    I've made these a few times, just made them again to go with my ham for Easter dinner and they were a hit!!. I also make a lot of Italian pasta dishes and from now on I'm making these to go with. Not only are they good, but they are so easy.
    Loved it. I really liked the heat from the red pepper flakes. I used bacon instead of pancetta since I already had it on hand. Will make it again!
    This recipe sounded and looked good, but unlike the other reviewers, I thought this was a bad dish. A waste of good pancetta!
    I made this dish to accompany my Christmas dinner roast beef. It was easy and yummy and appealing to the eye.All my guest loved it. A keeper!
    This one is a winner! I did make it with bacon instead of pancetta since that is what I had, but I'm sure either way it would be delicious.
    What a great idea as an alternative way to serve peas. The mix of flavors and textures is great and its so easy to make.
    This turned out great. It was quick and easy, but has an elegant presentation. I added some different colored chopped peppers for color. This is definitely a recipe that will have me and my family eating peas more often.
    Wonderful and easy.
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