Snow/Snap Peas and Prosciutto

(The original is the bestselling side dish at Rao’s in New York City)
Serves: 2 Servings; net carbohydrates: 9 grams.

Notes from the Chef

There is a 12- 15 month wait for a table at Rao’s in New York. The original recipe is with garden peas which are so high in carbohydrates. I think this is more than a great substitute.

Ingredients

  • 5 - cups of water
  • ¼ -tsp. salt
  • 1 – tsp. sugar replacement
  • ½ - pounds snap or snow peas
  • 2 – ounces Prosciutto (approximately 1/8 inch thick)*
  • 1 – shallot, cut into thin slices
  • 2 – Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup chicken stock

Preparation

  1. Blanch the snap or snow peas in boiling water that has been seasoned with a sweetener and salt. Drain and shock in iced water. Dry on paper towels.
  2. Roll the Prosciutto into a log and cut into slivers
  3. Heat a frying pan to medium high. Add the shallots and cook for 1 minute. Add the slivered Prosciutto and cook for one minute more. Add the peas. Cook tossing so all the pods are heated through. Add the chicken stock. And cook until the stock has evaporated.

Source: Ward Alper, the Decadent Diabetic

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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