Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers - 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz
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Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers

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Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers are baby peas sautéed with onions, capers, and extra-virgin olive oil until they are caramelized and tender to perfection!  A simple recipe that takes only minutes to do and wow’s your guests every time!

They will compliment as a side dish to any main course.  My husband Joe loves to cook on the weekends, and this is one of his favorites dishes that my kids ask for every time!

Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers is a very light vegetable dish you can serve all year round.  This side dish is a staple for our Thanksgiving dinner every year.

Sweet Baby Peas come in frozen packages and he sautes them with simple ingredients (you probably have on hand), such as sweet yellow onions, nonpareil capers (the ones that are marinated in vinegar), salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh parsley and extra virgin olive oil.  Then he sautes them for about 20 minutes until they are tender and delicious!

All these staple ingredients adds wonderful flavors to the peas. And so easy to make!  You can find frozen Baby Peas and even frozen Garden Peas for this recipe; they both work very well.

I am sure your family will love them as much as we do!

 

 ENJOY!

Sweet Garden or Baby Peas with Onions and Capers
  • 2 lbs. of Frozen of Sweet Garden Peas – rinsed (we used Birds-Eye)
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 whole yellow onions – finely chopped
  • 3 tsp. of capers ( we used Paesana, non pareil Capers)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, heat oil.  Add onions and capers and sauté onions and capers until caramelized, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the Frozen Peas, fresh parsley and cayenne pepper with the 1/2 cup of water.  Reduce the heat to simmer.

Uncovered, and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add olive oil as needed to keep the peas moist.

Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Serve!

 Serves 8 to 10

Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers
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Serves: 8 to 10
 
Sweet Baby Peas with Onions and Capers are baby peas sautéed with onions, capers, and extra-virgin olive oil until they are caramelized and tender to perfection! So delicious, they will compliment any meat, poultry and fish.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. of Frozen of Sweet Garden Peas - rinsed (we used Birds-Eye)
  • ½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 whole yellow onions - finely chopped
  • 3 tsp. of capers ( we used Paesana, non pareil Capers)
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ tsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, and heat oil on medium heat. Add onions and capers.
  2. Sauté onions and capers until caramelized, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the Frozen Peas, fresh parsley and cayenne pepper with the ½ cup of water. Reduce the heat to simmer.
  4. Uncovered, simmer the peas for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add olive oil as needed to keep the peas moist.
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve !
  7. yields: 8 to 10 servings

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