Peas de Resistance

This year I want some different and interesting sides for the holidays.  For a quick and scrumptious side, this is it, and you’ll look like the most awesome cook.

Peas de Resistance

Peas de Resistance

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2-3 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 12 oz frozen peas
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup roasted and peeled chestnuts*, chopped (or use crushed cashews)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Basil leaves, torn


  1. Melt butter in a medium skillet.
  2. Add onion and bacon. Cook until onions are almost translucent.
  3. Add peas, lower heat, and cover pan.
  4. When peas have defrosted add garlic, chestnuts, salt, and pepper. Raise heat slightly and cook for a minute or two.
  5. Add broth and cook until the broth is almost evaporated.
  6. Remove from heat and toss with torn basil.
  7. *Roasted and peeled chestnuts are available at large grocers or at specialty stores in jars or packages.