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5 from 1 vote

Braised Lettuce & Peas, French Style

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer


  • 1 large or 2 small shallots , finely diced
  • Head of one lettuce , Iceburg, Butter or 2 Little Gems work well, cut into strips
  • 1 cup fresh peas (frozen are fine!)
  • splash white wine
  • teaspoon of marigold stock powder
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter (leave out to make this vegan)
  • Salt & Pepper


  • In a large saucepan, sautee the onion in the olive oil until translucent
  • Add in the lettuce and splash of wine.
  • Let this all cook down with the lid on for around 6-7 minutes, the lettuce will give off quite a lot of water.
  • Add in the peas and the stock powder, plus butter if using.
  • Cook for a further 5 -7 minutes, leaving the lid off to reduce the liquid so you have a nice silky 'sauce'
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper.


If you grow your own peas and they have become a bit big or old, cook them for longer than 5 minutes- equally delicious!