Sweet Peas with Shallots and Gem Lettuce

sweet peas with shallots gem lettuce
Photo: Anson Smart
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 to 6 Serves

Caramelized shallots and sauteed lettuce enhance the sweetness of fresh peas in this warm spring salad.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 3 ½ cups fresh or frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 heads Little Gem lettuce, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch ribbons

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized and tender, about 6 minutes. Add peas and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, stirring, until peas are tender and bright green, 4 to 6 minutes. Add butter and lettuce; cook, stirring, until lettuce is just wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.

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