English Pea Pasta

I've never really liked peas, peas in chicken fried rice is fine but a giant helping of peas is not!
But the dinner I got for our 11-versary happened to have English Peas in it- and I loved them!
Therefore I scooped up a bunch of pod of them the next time we were at the grocery store.

English Pea Pasta:

15-20 english pea pods; shelled
1/3 red onion; diced
1 package of cubed pancetta
3 shallots; sliced
1 tbs butter
1 cup of dry white wine
1/3 cup heavy cream
handful of fresh parsley
egg noodles
S&P to taste
feta cheese

1   melt the butter in a pan and throw in the pancetta
2   cook for 3 minutes, add the onion, and cook for 3 more minutes
3   add the peas and cook for 5 minutes
4   add the shallots
5   boil water and cook the egg noodles
6   then pour in the wine and heavy cream
7   add salt and pepper and cook for 4-7 minutes; stir frequently
8   put the noodles on a plate, spoon the sauce mixture overtop
9   add the feta cheese and parsley on top

This turned out to be delicious and the peas really stood out in flavor. Joshua asked me to make sure I remembered how I made it becasue he was a big fan. I think part of the reason it was so good was because I bought really good heavy cream. You could really taste that it was a good cream in the dish.
It is a really great light dish. Could serve 4 people if you served it with bread and oil!
 I may have spent 1/2 and hour photographing the peas for fun  :) They're so cute!


  1. I hate a large amount of peas too! But this sounds delicious!

  2. Anonymous24.5.12

    nice opinion.. thanks for posting.