Sauteed Peas with Basil and Bacon
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 17 min
2 slices thick bacon, cut into slivers
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons shallots, minced
16 ounces frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
salt and pepper to taste
1. Sauté bacon in large skillet over medium heat. When bacon is crisp, remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Using same pan, pour off all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, add olive oil and sauté garlic and shallots for 2 minutes. Add peas and basil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes until peas are heated through.
2. Just before serving, add cooked bacon and season with salt and pepper.
*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of bacon that is known to be GF.