Brown Butter Pea Amandine

Brown Butter Pea Amandine

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016

Frozen peas get gourmet treatment with a garlicky-buttery sauce and a flourish of toasted slivered almonds in this healthy vegetable side dish. Serve this quick, kid-friendly recipe alongside fish or chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14- to 16-ounce bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted

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  1. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until the butter starts to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 30 seconds. Stir in peas, lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook until the peas are hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve topped with almonds.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 181 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 5 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 59 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,221 IU vitamin A; 20 mg vitamin C; 47 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 254 mg sodium; 238 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (44% daily value), Vitamin C (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 fat

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