Buttered Peas and Pearl Onions

Total Time:
32 min
20 min
12 min

6 servings

  • 1 1/2 pounds pearl onions
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 cups fresh sweet peas, shelled
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small bunch watercress, washed and trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Toss in the pearl onions and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain them out and then shock them in ice water to stop from over cooking. Drain again. Pinch the pearl onions out of their little skins and set aside.

  • In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of the butter, and 2 teaspoons of the dill. Once the liquid gets hot, add the pearl onions and peas. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until well coated and thickened slightly. Add the lemon juice, watercress, remaining butter, and dill; season with salt and pepper.

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I love peas...but I guess I don't like the frozen kind. I also love pearl onions...just not the frozen kind. I know peas in a can have lots of preservatives but next time I will go with that...more flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good flavor, and very pretty in the bowl. I had to discard lots of liquid though, which seemed like too much waste. Especially good for a holiday meal, I plan to use the recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely loved this recipe. I have never made a vegetable with this many ingredients. but I absolutely LOVED it. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen