Parmesan Peas with Pancetta and Shallots

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This Parmesan Peas with Pancetta and Shallots is a good way to get a serving of green vegetable into your day. The saltiness of the pancetta, with the savory bite from the sautéed shallots, and the light and creamy Parmesan and basil cheese sauce are the perfect addition to the flavor of the peas. This is a super quick and easy recipe green pea recipes idea to make so you can have this delicious side dish ready to serve alongside your favorite dinner in only a few minutes. This easy to make green pea recipes idea is sure to be a favorite to be used as a side dish for all sorts of meals.

The fresh basil in this parmesan peas with pancetta recipe gives a fragrant and delicious flavor. Basil is a fragrant herb that is usually used fresh in cooked recipes. It is a good idea to add fresh basil to recipes at the last minute as cooking can quickly destroy the flavor. When storing fresh basil, you can keep it for a short time in a plastic bag in the fridge, or for longer periods of time in the freezer after it is first blanched quickly in boiling water. Basil is the perfect herb to make into a chiffonade. A chiffonade is known as a pile of delicate, long ribbons of herbs that are basically, a julienne of other greens or fresh herbs. Basil makes the perfect herb for chiffonades as it makes the herb look even more lovely in recipes rather than roughly cutting the herb. To start, you'll want first to wash and dry several fresh basil leaves, then stack the leaves on top of one another. The leaves will then be rolled up lengthwise into a tight roll, and using a very sharp knife, slice the roll crosswise very thinly.

Nutrition Facts for: Parmesan Peas with Pancetta and Shallots from A Family Feast

Ingredients: Unsalted butter, pancetta, shallots, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, heavy cream peas, Parmsan cheese, basil.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 223, Calories from Fat 78, Total Fat 8.7g 13%, Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%, Cholesterol 23mg 8%, Sodium 435mg 18%, Potassium 451mg 13%, Carbohydrates 21.7g 7%, Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%, Sugars 6.4g, Protein 15.5g, Vitamin A 26%, Vitamin C 79%, Calcium 14%, Iron 12%

Pancetta is an Italian bacon that is made of pork belly meat that has been salt cured and spiced with black pepper and often other spices. Pancetta in Italy is often eaten raw. The two main types of pancetta are the stesa (flat) and the arrotolata which is rolled. The stesa pancetta is used chopped as an ingredient in many recipes, or cut in thick stripes, that are can be eaten grilled. Whereas the arrotolata pancetta is salted and mainly cut into thin slices that are eaten raw as part of antipasti or as part of a sandwich; There's also a version of arrotolata, where capicola is added into the center of the roll and is also known as pancetta coppata. The rolled type of pancetta is typical of northern Italy, while the flattened type of pancetta is typical of middle and southern Italy.Thank you to Martha at "A Family Feast" for sharing this green pea recipes idea for Parmesan peas with pancetta and shallots. This is just one the simple green pea recipes you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find include bread, beverage, appetizer, breakfast, desserts, entrees, salad recipes, the best healthy salads and so much more. *

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