Monday, June 8, 2009


This is maybe the simplest pasta dish. It is also a dish you can poach an egg on, like the Zucchini Stew I made a few posts ago. If you try this, it will be a real go to dish because it is fast and most people usually have some peas in the freezer and an onion lying around.
1 onion cut into thick slices
dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
olive oil
1/2 C. vegetable broth or 1 packet of liquid vegetable broth concentrate from Trader Joes or 1 vegetable bouillon cube (all optional, comes out great without it, too)
1 package of frozen peas (petite peas are good)
Enough water to cover peas
salt and pepper
1lb pasta

Sautee the peas and red pepper flakes in olive oil for a few minutes. Add the frozen peas and sautee a few minutes more. Add the water and whatever vegetable broth you have on hand if available. Season with salt and pepper. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve over pasta and garnish with lots of fresh ground black pepper and more fresh olive. This can serve 4 people with some leftovers. Halve the recipe for 2 people.

1 comment:

Marta said...

Beautiful simple recipe! that's why I love cooking Italian so much, because it's all about good ingredients shinning on their own. I would totally poach an egg on this too! But I'm notorious for poaching eggs of anything, soups, salads, pastas, stewas, you name it, I'll poach an egg on it ;)