Peas in Lettuce

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New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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  • 2 pounds fresh peas or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 large outside leaves of lettuce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ garlic clove


    1. Shell the fresh peas, or break the block of frozen peas into several pieces.

    2. Place one leaf of lettuce in the bottom of a one-quart pan. Add peas, salt, butter and garlic. If using fresh peas, add one-quarter cup water. Cover with the other lettuce leaf and the lid. Place over medium heat.

    3. When the lid is hot to the touch, reduce the heat, and cook for thirty minutes if using fresh peas, for fifteen minutes if using frozen peas. Remove lettuce and garlic.

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