Here is a fantastic recipe using both round green peas and snow peas. I loved how well this recipe came together. The rich cream, sweet pop of peas, with pieces of crunchy salty bacon dripping over hot pasta is the kind of thing Foodie-dreams are made of. This was so very good. Please make it. Tonight. Pasta with peas and bacon was just meant to be.
Double Cream Double Pea Pasta with Bacon
1/2 pound bacon
1 large onion, diced
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces cream cheese
2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
1 cup roughly chopped snow peas
1 cup freshly shelled green peas
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 pound pasta, cooked according to directions
salt and pepper to taste
Finely chop the raw bacon on a cutting board with a sharp knife. After the bacon is chopped add it to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Leave the bacon drippings in the pan.
Add the onion and garlic to the bacon grease and cook over medium heat until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese, cream, and cheeses, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the chopped snow peas, green peas, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture reach a simmer and then let it cook for 10 minutes. Serve the hot cream mixture on top of hot cooked noodles. Sprinkle some of the cooked bacon on top of each serving and salt and pepper to taste.