Peas and Pearl Onions

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

  • Servings: 10
Peas and Pearl Onions

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008


  • 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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