Braised lettuce, bacon and peas

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

Peas and bacon are a classic combination with lettuce. To keep the lettuce's shape and the bright colour of the peas, serve it straight from the pan.

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 200 gm bacon rashers, rind removed, finely chopped
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 70 gm (½ cup) podded peas
  • 400 ml chicken stock
  • 2 baby gem lettuce, quartered lengthways
  • 20 gm butter, diced
01   Heat oil in a wide saucepan over medium-high heat, add shallot and garlic and stir occasionally until just tender (2-3 minutes), then add bacon and fry until golden (5-7 minutes). Deglaze pan with wine and reduce by half (1-2 minutes). Add peas and stock and simmer until peas are tender (3-4 minutes). Add lettuce on top, season to taste, cover and cook until lettuce wilts (2 minutes). Add butter, stir to combine and serve.

Topics:

FAST, GARLIC, SHALLOTS, PEAS, LETTUCE, MODERN AUSTRALIAN, BACON, SUMMER, MAIN

Recipe:

LISA FEATHERBY

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

LUCY WEIGHT

FEATURED IN

Feb 2014

Feb 2014

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