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Jazzed-Up Peas and Pearl Onions

Jazzed-Up Peas and Pearl Onions

From the Kitchen of Sheila Spector, dinneratsheilas.com

"Frozen peas and onions brighten up a winter day. When spring comes, use fresh."

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2013

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (14.4-oz.) package frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 (14.4-oz.) packages frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


Melt 1 Tbsp. butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pearl onions and sugar; sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are caramel colored. Add peas and lemon juice; cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, 2 Tbsp. butter, and fresh dill. Add kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


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