Peas and Prosciutto

Total Time:
18 min
10 min
8 min

6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (1-pound) bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 ounces (1/8-inch-thick slices) prosciutto, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the shallots, garlic, salt, and pepper, and saute until tender, about 1 minute. Add the peas and saute until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the prosciutto and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the parsley and remove from the heat. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper, and serve.

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    This is sooo good! can't go wrong with shallots and prosciutto. ; Keep up the great work Giada.
    Sorry, I was really looking forward to this, and it was a fail. It was rather disappointing and I don't mind peas! Bf and I were NOT a big fan, I told him he didn't have to finish it (even though I only put a bit for him. I'll try to salvage it and do what someone else put which was the alfredo fettucine idea! Thanks for the suggestion, lol. I usually have added peas sauteed in a light butter w/carrots in a traditional rice recipe and I LOVE the flavor there, but this was an epic fail.
    I love this dish and make it all the time. It is particularly delicious with fettucini alfredo!

    The only changes that I suggest are to leave out the parsley and also not add salt (the prosciutto is salty enough).
    Super simple, delicious, I love this recipe! Thanks Giada!
    I am not a big fan of peas, but I can't get enough of this recipe! The only problem I have now if finding fresh Prosciutto and shallots. I tried the packaged Proscuitto and it was disgusting and expensive! But if you can find these ingredients, this is an amazing quick and easy recipe!
    It was a great use of what I had in the fridge. Let it saute a little too much and it has this delicious char to it. Substituted rosemary for parsley and it's super fragrant.
    I was tired and wanted to make a quick dish, so I picked this one. I didn't have prosciutto so I substituted baked ham. Dee-lish! It's now one of my favorite dishes.
    This was a great side dish and a fun way to dress up the peas. If you get domestic prosciutto then it's not that expensive, my husband loved this one.
    This dish has great potential, but DO NOT add salt. The prosciutto has enough salt on it's own. I served this with chicken and it went quite nicely. I think less salt and maybe add mushrooms or another veggie to take away from the salt would also help this dish. Overall great idea though!
    This recipe was inexpensive, super easy and absolutely delicious. While it may have been intended as a side dish, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a main dish. Thank you!
    Even my 5 year old liked it!
    I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving to change things up a bit. Wish I would have just done the peas plain with a little butter. If you want to try the prosciutto, go ahead. Definitely skip the onions as this really steals the fresh, simple flavor of the peas.
    I love how easy and simple this was. I've made this a few times and replaced prosciutto with ham and it was just as good. The shallots have a sweet flavor and I wouldn't substitute it for yellow onions. I change it up by using different pastas or rice as the base and will continue to use this recipe. Yum!
    Light and fresh. Very easy to make. My husband who never says much other than "its good" said "the peas are way good." That means a lot coming from him. Try this recipe. You won't be sorry.
    I love this Recipe, it is so Easy and full of Flavor. A great way to get your kids to eat their Veggies too.
    It's so easy, ANYONE can make this! If you don't have prosciutto, a thinlsy sliced bacon or ham product could work. If you don't eat meat, like me, it is fabulous without the pork, and easy enough that I can make both!

    Jazzed up peas! Easy and super delicious!! Really an elegant side dish.
    Very simple and tasty dish. It is a wonderful side, and it also saves well in the refigerator.
    The whole family, toddlers, preteens, hubby & I really like this twist on plain 'ol peas. Didn't have parsley and it was still delicious. The chicken saltimbocca (from this same episode) is amazing too....great meal!
    This has become one of our favorite dishes. It started as a side dish but has quickly become a main dish, especially for lunch, it's a great quick & delicious dish.
    I loved this dish. The sweet peas and salty proscuitto was the perfect combo. I forgot the shallots, which extremetly irritated me so I'm sure it's even better with them.
    i never really eat peas, but i had some in my freezer and made this. so yummy. the saltiness really makes the sweetness of the peas stand out.
    I made this for breakfast by adding eggs. The idea came from Giada when she and her sister made this on the show and they mentioned that they also add eggs to the dish. It was definitely a different type of breakfast but I also felt it was quick and easy to take and eat while I did other things. Great idea.
    I knew I wanted to try this recipe when I watched Giada prepare it on one of her shows. She made it look delicious. The aroma interested my family, even the ones who don't like peas. The recipe was very easy. The result was wonderful. Lots and lots of
    great flavor!
    Serving this dish gives lots of taste and presentation to simple peas.
    Everyone loved the flavor, and it is versatile enough to serve with other veggies as well, such as green beans. The final dish was restaurant worthy.
    Very easy & delicious side dish. Make this often.
    Everybody loved it.
    Excellent. My first time for having prosciutto and it's wonderful. I wasn't sure what 3ounces of prosciutto was so I added a bit much. Two thick slices per one pound of peas is plenty. My husband said he hated peas and wouldn't eat any. I encouraged just a bite and he said, "Those are the best peas I've ever had!"
    I make these all the time as a side dish, Everyone loves them!!
    This dish was great. I loved it.
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