Peas and Pearl Onions

Serves 10
A handful of fresh mint brightens peas and pearl onions, making this dish an ideal side for a rich meal.


  • 10 ounces red pearl onions
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen petite green peas
  • 1/2 cup small fresh mint leaves


1. Cut an X in stem end of each onion. Cook in salted boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain, and peel.
2. Heat butter and water in a pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in peas and 3/4 teaspoon salt, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in mint. Serve immediately.

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