Creamed Peas and Beans with Lettuce

Time: 25 mins
Effort: Easy


Ingredients
1 cup fresh green beans, cleaned and cut into 1" pieces
2 cups frozen or fresh baby sweet peas
1 shallot, finely chopped
4-5 iceberg or romaine lettuce leaves coarsely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup water
salt & pepper
1/4 cup 10% cooking cream
1 tbsp fast dissolving flour
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley


In a medium saucepan, saute shallot green beans. Let simmer until slightly cooked then add water, cover and cook until almost tender. (Note: If you are using fresh peas, add them at the same time as the beans). Add  frozen peas and lettuce and simmer again for approx. 5-10 minutes. Add lemon juice, seasoning, cream, parsley and flour. Simmer gently, stirring frequently until thickened. Turn heat off so it does not overcook. If it gets too thick, you may add a little more water or cream. 

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