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Parmesan Peas

Peas are not exactly peace but close. Especially peas straight out of the garden. And don’t forget that wonderful cheese. You can use frozen peas if you need to. However, this time of year, fresh peas make all the difference in the world.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 small shallots sliced
  • 1- pound fresh peas (14 oz bag of frozen, thawed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • black pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and a pinch of the salt and cook until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the peas and remaining salt and cook until the peas are soft but still bright green, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and toss.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan and black pepper. Serve hot.