Peas and Spring go together for me. I like to use frozen baby peas for this recipe as the colors remain brilliant green and it takes no time at all to prepare. I recently served it with Pan Seared Rack of Lamb.

French Peas, Tarragon and Bacon

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 1/3 lb smoked side bacon
  • 1 medium shallot peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh tarragon or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 8 oz frozen baby peas


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
  • Peel and slice a medium shallot and remove leaves from 4-5 sprigs of tarragon and rough chop
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cut bacon into lardons and add to frying pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the bacon starts to color
  • Add sliced shallots and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the shallots have become translucent
  • Add tarragon and peas, toss to combine and cook for a further 3-4 minutes

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