Peas and Lettuce

Peas and Lettuce

Blanched Peas with Lettuce

Leaves of baby bibb lettuce become nests for single servings of barely cooked fresh green peas, making for a light and simple side dish.Anita Calero

Leaves of baby bibb lettuce become nests for single servings of barely cooked fresh green peas, making for a festive side dish. This recipe originally appeared with Coleman Andrews's story "Peas Please" (March/April 1996). Simplicity is the rule of thumb when it comes to cooking fresh peas—but different cooks have different ideas about what is simple. Here's our interpretation.