If you are a fan of peas, you will love this double-pea stew with bacon. It’s filled with fresh and snow peas and it just tastes like spring in a bowl. And it’s ready in under 20 minutes.
Because this dish has bacon in it, it’s heartier, and it can be the main course. But if you want, you can skip the bacon, and add potatoes or chickpeas for the same result. Or skip everything all together and eat the stew as a side dish with meat or fish. You can adjust the recipe to your own liking.
- 500 g of fresh or frozen peas
- 150 g of snow peas
- 1 small onion
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 a bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 200 g of bacon
- salt and pepper to taste
Have every ingredient ready, because this dish can be done in under 20 minutes. If you use pre-chopped bacon, like I used, you will save time. If not, chop it yourself.
In a pot, add the bacon to fry without any extra oil because it will render fat.
When the bacon is crispy as you like it, take it out on a plate and add the chopped veggies to saute. I added carrot, pepper, and onion, but you can use your favorite. Saute them for 5 to 10 minutes. Now it’s also the time to season the veggies with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the flour, fry it for a few seconds, being careful not to burn it. Next, add the paprika, and mix continually for a few seconds. Be very careful, because if you burn the paprika, it will ruin the entire dish. So don’t cook it for more than a few seconds on medium heat. Add the bacon back to the pot.
Pour in the fresh or frozen peas and add water to cover them.
Bring everything to a boil, and then, turn the heat to low and let it cook for 10 minutes. The peas don’t need to be mushy, they need to have a bit of character, so don’t cook them a ton.
Lastly, add the snow peas and cook them for 5 more minutes. Check to see if it needs more seasoning, if not, turn the heat off, and let the stew rest for 5 minutes. Then serve it hot.
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