Peas and Prosciutto

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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Love this one! I've made it several times and it is always delicious. I always follow the recipe exactly and it comes out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is sooo good! can't go wrong with shallots and prosciutto. ; Keep up the great work Giada. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super simple, delicious, I love this recipe! Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my 5 year old liked it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this Recipe, it is so Easy and full of Flavor. A great way to get your kids to eat their Veggies too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! Kari DeSoto,TX item not reviewed by moderator and published
Jazzed up peas! Easy and super delicious!! Really an elegant side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple and tasty dish. It is a wonderful side, and it also saves well in the refigerator. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy & delicious side dish. Make this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everybody loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these all the time as a side dish, Everyone loves them!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was great. I loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. Even my meat and potato husband ate it. I didn't throw one pea away. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a dinner party of 6 and made these. We all loved them! Two of the men dislike peas greatly and tried these and thought they were great. They even had seconds! They were so easy to make. I bought the domestic made prosciutto and it was just fine and cost a little less than the imported kind. My 3 year old daughter also loved them. I will definitely make again. I forgot to add the parsley at the end and was just fine without it. Next time I will try to remember! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this episode with my children one afternoon and they asked if I would make it. So, off to the market for shallots and some prosciutto (forgot the Italian parsley, used dried parsley instead). I have never seen a bowl of peas disappear so quickly. I now have all of the ingredients and will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've prepared this sidedish for many meals and it is always a hit! What a wonderful way to dress up the simple pea! Giada, you're my favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just love this recipe. It is so quick and easy and has great flavor. I whip it up quite oftern. Thanks Giada item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves peas and this is now one of his favoritve sides. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate peas! But I try to keep something of a variety with the veggies that I serve up with dinner. This recipe is devine! It was so yummy! I will make it again and again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this for the first time and even converted pea-haters....very, very good. A couple of changes- added a bit of chicken stock and instead of parsley, used fresh, chopped dill. Will definitly make again. Make sure you have the deli dept slice the prosciutto 1/8 to 1/4 inch--it really adds a lot of texture and is an important component. Yes, prosciutto is expensive, but you only need a couple of slices at the most, if sliced to the proper thickness item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not only easy but very delicious. The scallions, garlic and prosciutto added just the right flavors with the peas. My family enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, delicious and impressive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good my family loved peas made this way! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never eat peas - until now! This recipe is really delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a side course for Thanksgiving because my grandkids like peas as well as bacon. It was so easy and quick! It was received well by both kids and adults! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this dish. It not only makes a great side dish for everything, I sometimes make it for a quick lunch. Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is GREAT, and goes with meat, fish, or poultry. Even the hard to please eaters love this recipe. I have made it many times and will continue serving it with simple as well as elegant meals. Good leftover, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since I live in Kansas and most of the stores around here don't carry Prosciutto I used bacon instead. It tasted pretty good but not well enough to look the other way when it comes to adding that much fat to something that is healthy. I will probably not repeat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's super easy and fast dish to cook. However, it just doesn't work out for me. I don't like the parsley and the peas from the can taste at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderfully easy and healthy. It tastes great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love peas and for the amount this recipe cost and the flavor we will stick to peas/salt/pepper and a little butter. It just wasn't our cup of "peas". item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is even better with fresh peas right out of the garden. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Giada this is the best! What a great combination of flavors! Even my two year old loves it!! Sometimes I eat the leftover (when there are any) for lunch the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every other week for my husband... its a great side dish for any dinner....and a great way to sneak in vegetables a meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family likes peas and I do not. To me, they are bland. This recipe ended that thought! I loved them so much, I had two servings! Thanks for helping me :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
fantastic and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is simple and delicious! The ingredients are easy to keep on hand and bringing it altogether is a snap. The sweetness of the peas and the saltiness of the prosciutto compliment one another, while the garlic and shallot add a little kick! Try it today! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was wonderfull!! The shallonts and parsley give the recipe an added taste. I will be making this dish again... item not reviewed by moderator and published
i did not see the show that day, but thank goodness my daughter did. she tried it then brought some to me and IT WAS WONDERFUL. i will use this recipe often helen. hollywood, fl item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked this for dinner last night and it was amazing! and i don't usually like peas!it was so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic side dish or quick lunch. Easy on the salt though, because the prosciutto is salt cured. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was excellent. I watched Giada make it yesterday, and made it as a side dish with dinner last night. It was delicious and the whole family loved it. The prosciutto really complements the peas, great flavors. Will definently make again. Oh, and I took Giada's suggestion of having leftovers for breakfast with a fried egg on top. DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sometimes I'll substitute pancetta for the prosciutto. Chestnuts "marrons" (not water!) are a symbol of sustenance in Italy & in the winter, @ almost every street corner, you'll find a vendor selling chestnuts: boiled, roasted, or glazed. To make this dish extra special, esp. for the holidays, I roast chestnuts (time consuming BUT worth it - save xtra for my turkey stuffing & for snacking)!!! My recipe is very similar to Giada's: Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over low-med heat. Add the shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, sliced crimini or porchini mushrooms and saute until tender, about 1 or 2 minutes. I stir in the prosciutto or pancetta and cook for 1 to 4 minutes (depending which meat I use). I then deglaze the skillet with port wine & reduce it down a little; add heavy whipping cream, til it becomes a little thicker, then I add peas & roasted chestnuts & heat thru, about 3 to 5 min. Add the parsley and remove from the heat. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper, and serve. Very delicious! Note: Sometimes I'll boil/puree the chestnuts & add it to the cream/port mixture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Eh, not tonight honey, i'm tired. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious! Goes great with anything! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is simple and yummy! Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
so simple and very nice change of pace to the to the same side dish.Yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thought it was great. The proscuitto gave it all the flavor it needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great meal-in-one, especially if you're at home alone and just need something quick. really flavorful and still filling (without the carbs!). i sprinkled some mozzarella cheese into it to add some extra yummy-ness. great recipe with all the staples you already have in your fridge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
good fresh, but not the next day item not reviewed by moderator and published
Where I come from, I've never heard of this receipe. It's amazing how a couple of ingredients can add so much to the flavor of something so basic and simple. It is beyond awesome and really decorates a plate to make it an inviting side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an excellent creation. We loved it. The prosciutto added a perfect touch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any prosciutto so I used some diced bacon and then sauteed the garlic and shallots in a little of the bacon grease and olive oil. This was very good and colorful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple and so good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe as a side because of the color. However, this dish can be a meal by itself. Great way to eat peas!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kind of plane... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become a new family favorite. Everyone from 3 to 96 loved it !!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My DH and I both loved this. It had wonderful flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband doesn't like peas, but he enjoyed this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good recipe for a fast easy side dish. It gives an ordinary pea side dish a lot of kick. Just make sure that you use the right thickness of the proscuitto(sp??- Sorry, I am an Irish married to an Italian) I think mine was too thin and was difficult to cut, causing it to taste a little tough. Otherwise, it was great. The shallots add a nice bite to it. Thanks, Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and full of flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times now and I can't get over now easy it is to make and how good it tastes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a big hit with my boyfriend. He actually asked me to make it again, and soon!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and fantastic item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the easiest and tastiest recipe for peas I've had in a long time. My family loved it! I added some fresh mushrooms as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just like home item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I just can't believe how good this recipe is. I enjoy every bite of it. Don't use too thick prosciutto because it will be too hard to bite. Don't use paper thin either because it doesn't have texture. something in between and you will enjoy this side dish very much. Giada is right, using shallot gives a lot of goo flavor that can't be found in onion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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