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Florentine style peas
Photo ©Lara Musa

Side dishes

Florentine-style peas

Giulia Scarpaleggia by Giulia Scarpaleggia
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Difficulty
Easy
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Preparation
10 minutes
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Cook
10 minutes
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Serves
4

The arrival of spring brings one of the best parts of the season: fresh peas! This time of year, you'll find them at every market stall, along with fresh garlic. If you want to try your hand at this delicious dish, follow this recipe by Giulia Scarpaleggia, inspired by Paolo Petrini's Piselli alla Fiorentina.

 

Ingredients
Peas
Peas - Credit: Lara Musa
  • 400 g of unshelled peas or about 1 kg with the shell
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Bacon or ham
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper 
Method

Follow these steps:

Unshell the peas if needed and put them in a saucepan. Add the garlic with its skin on,  6 tablespoons of olive oil and a bit of salt.

Add a glass of cold water and cook slowly, uncovered, until the peas are cooked and the water is partially evaporated.

Before removing from the heat, add the bacon or ham cut into thin slices.

Serve Florentine-style peas with its sauce. 

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