13 August 2009

This one comes from Allrecipes.

Italian Peas

2 tbsp olive oil or butter
½ onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. frozen green peas
1 tbsp chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil, finely chopped
Fresh oregano, finely chopped.

Heat olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes. Add frozen peas, and stir in stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add fresh herbs.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Information (using olive oil instead of butter)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 106
Total Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 159mg
Total Carbs: 12g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Protein: 4g

These were pretty good, but I made a couple of changes. The original recipe called for 2 cloves of garlic and I found the end result to be a bit too heavy on the garlic. It's unusual to hear me say that, because I love garlic, but it was just too much in this dish. So I would only add one next time. I also cut down on the onion a bit.

The only other thing I changed was the addition of herbs. The original didn't call for any herbs and when I tasted it, I felt it needed a little something. Onion and garlic alone didn't make "Italian" enough for me. So I added some dried basil and oregano. It helped, but I think fresh would be better. So I will definitely try that next time.

I served them with Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon and Muffin Tin Potatoes.

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