Piselli al Prosciutto

English Peas with Prosciutto

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In this version of the classic contorno, English peas are braised with shallots, prosciutto, tomatoes, and herbs.


  • 60 milliliters (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 60 grams (2


Combine the oil, shallot or onion, red pepper flakes, and prosciutto in a saucepan (casseruola). Place over medium–low heat and cook (saltare) until the shallot or onion softens and the prosciutto just begins to crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the peas, tomato, and stock or water. Cover and braise (brasare) until the peas are tender, 5 to 7 minutes for fresh, 2 to 3 minu