Recipe blog: Carrots with Peas and Pancetta



24 baby carrots with tops
3 ounces pancetta, diced
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups fresh or frozen and thawed peas
Chopped chives or chervil, for garnish

Cut carrot tops to 1 inch and peel or scrub carrots. Set aside.

Place pancetta in a large nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add carrots, water, vinegar, butter, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until carrots are almost tender, about 8 minutes.

Uncover, increase heat to medium high and simmer, tossing carrots often, until sauce is thickened, 3 to 5 minutes more. Add peas, toss gently to heat through, garnish with herbs and serve.