Braised Pearl Onions with Peas & Bacon

Prep time: 5min
Total time: 55min
Serves 8
10 oz
pearl onions
300 g
6 strips
Naturally Smoked Bacon, cut into small pieces
0
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
2 mL
1 cup
water
250 mL
6 cups
frozen Petite Peas
1.5 L
1 tbsp
butter
15 mL
2 tsp
chopped fresh Thyme
10 mL
1/8 of the recipe
calories
150
fat
4.5 g
saturated fat
2 g
carbs
21 g
protein
7 g
cholestrol
10 mg
fibre
8 g
sodium
340 mg

Directions

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add onions and simmer, 2 min. Drain and immediately immerse into a large bowl of ice water to cool, 5 min. Using a paring knife, cut off the root ends. Slide skins off then discard. Set onions aside.

  2. Fry bacon in skillet over medium-high heat until cooked but not crispy, about 6 min. Transfer to a plate. Drain all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) of fat from the skillet. Add onions and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until golden, about 8 min. Add salt, pepper and water, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet.

  3. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook, 15 min. Stir in peas, cover and cook 5 min. more or until peas are tender but still bright green. Just before serving, stir in reserved bacon, butter and thyme.

Tip

Omit the bacon to make this a vegetarian dish.