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Green Peas with Crispy Bacon
Source: Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook (Entered by Amanda Mueller)
Tips from the Market: Fresh English peas from Mr. Hayburn’s Farm are available and a treat! For freshest flavor, use within 2 -3 days.
Serves: 10 - 12 servings
6 Cups Shelled, fresh English peas
4 Slices Bacon
2 Shallots, sliced
1 tsp Orange zest
1 Cup Fresh orange juice
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Butter
2 - 3 Tbsp Chopped fresh mint
Step by Step Instructions
- Cook peas in boiling water to cover 5 minutes; drain and set aside
- Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove and crumble bacon; reserve 2 tsp. drippings in skillet.
- Sauté shallots in hot drippings over medium high heat 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in orange zest, orange juice, pepper and salt. cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Add peas, and cook 5 minutes; stir in mint and butter
- Transfer peas to a serving dish and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Yield 10 - 12 servings
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