Braised peas with leeks, little gem lettuces and mint recipe

You can cook with lettuce? You can in this scrummy recipe for braised peas with leeks, little gem lettuces and mint that's ideal for vegetarians.

Serves 6

Ready in 20 minutes


  • 3 little gems or 5 little gem hearts
  • 75g butter
  • 2 small (about 150g) leeks, trimmed, washed and thinly sliced
  • 750g frozen or freshly shelled peas
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves


How to make braised peas with leeks

1. Trim the lettuces and cut each lettuce lengthways into 6 wedges.

2. Melt half the butter in a deep sauté pan over a medium-low heat. Add the leeks and sauté gently for 2 minutes or until softened. Add the lettuces and cook for 1-2 minutes or until they begin to wilt. Add the peas and 100ml water. Season. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring, until the peas are softened and about half the liquid has evaporated.

3. Dot over the remaining butter, sprinkle with the mint and shake the pan briefly. Serve hot with the lamb.

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Nutritional Information

Per serving:
12.4g fat (6.9g saturated)
9.4g protein
15.4g carbs
3.9g sugar
0.2g salt

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Contributed by delicious. magazine

Contributed by delicious. magazine

Monday 07 January 2008
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