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Braised lettuce, bacon and peas

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.

You'll need

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


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  • 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.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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