Peas with watercress and shallots

Calories: 281  Preparation: 30 mins  Cooking: 30 mins  Serves: 4


  • 20 small shallots, peeled

  • 40g butter

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 x 85g bag of watercress

  • 450g frozen peas

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 50ml boiling water

  • 150ml low fat créme fraiche


In a large pan with a lid, cook shallots in the butter until soft and starting to colour, about 20 minutes. Add garlic. After 2 minutes add watercress, peas, thyme, sugar and seasoning. Toss together and add the water. Put the lid on the pan, cook for about 5 minutes until peas are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the créme fraiche. Return to heat to reduce slightly, check seasoning and serve hot.

Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Carbohydrate: 15g Protein: 9g Fibre: 7g Salt: 0.58g

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