Simple pea and pancetta spread recipe. Delicious idea for starters and snacks.

  • Serves: 12 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian

    The Flying Tra-Peas & Pancetta Bruschetta

    Recipe Information

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    250g Frozen Peas

    80g Pancetta Strips

    3 Italian Style Ciabatta Rolls

    80g Shallots, finely chopped

    60g Soft Cheese

    55ml Olive Oil

    3 Garlic Cloves

    15g Parmesan Cheese, grated

    Sea Salt

    Black Pepper


    Pour boiling water over the peas and allow to stand for a few minutes then drain well.

    Finely chop the pancetta.

    Peel and mince the garlic.

    Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.

    Add the pancetta and shallots.

    Sauté until the pancetta is just browning.

    Add the garlic and the peas and season.

    Cook for a further few minutes, mushing the peas with the back of a wooden spoon.

    Take the pan off the heat and stir in the soft cheese.

    Pre-heat the grill to high.

    Slice each roll into 4, brush some olive oil on each cut side and grill until toasted.

    Divide the mixture between the slices.

    Sprinkle the parmesan and drizzle any leftover olive oil.

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