Floating Olive Branch
Peas alla Florentina

Serves 4


2 thick slices bacon, cut into 1-inch strips 

2 tablespoons Pesto Infused Olive Oil 

4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 

12 ounces fresh English peas 

Fleur de Sel, to taste 

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 



Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the bacon and cook until just rendered and lightly crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon, and set aside on a clean plate. 

Add the olive oil to the skillet, and once hot, add the garlic and peas. Sauté for 10 minutes, return the bacon to the skillet, and cook for 2-3 minutes more or until the peas are tender. Season to taste with salt and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.