Sunday, February 21, 2010

Creamy Peas with Ham & Onion


Creamy Peas with Ham and Onion
Serves 4 to 6
Because the cream is reduced to the proper consistency before the peas are added to the pan, the peas should be cooked with the cover on. The ham and onion add plenty of sweetness, so this recipe doesn’t require any sugar.
tablespoons unsalted butter
ounces ham steak , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
red onion , halved and sliced thin
cup heavy cream
tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves or parsley
pound frozen peas , not thawed
1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and cook until soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
2. Add cream, tarragon, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to simmer and cook until cream just begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Stir in peas, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and serve.

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