Fresh Peas with Lettuce and a Sous Vide Egg

I am absolutely loving our CSA so far. It’s been fun learning how to cook new-to-me veggies, and I love the surprise of it all. The only thing I haven’t been quite as excited about is the amount of lettuce we often get.

It might sound kind of weird, but Matt and I hardly ever buy lettuce. I guess we’re not big salad people. Luckily, this recipe for cooked lettuce has changed my mind.

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and a Sous Vide Egg

It combines cooked lettuce with fresh peas, green garlic, and plenty of butter. Honestly, the concept of lettuce cooked in butter had me hooked enough that we’ve been making it without green garlic and often substituting frozen for fresh peas, and it’s still perfectly delicious.

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and a Sous Vide Egg

Last week, we had the fresh peas but no green garlic, so we used a couple cloves of regular garlic instead. We also added a sous vide egg on top, which elevated it from side dish to main meal (especially with a crisp glass of rose).

We’ve been making this at least once a week since our CSA started. Now, I’m actually a little bummed that we’ve been getting less lettuce every week!

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and a Sous Vide Egg

Yield: 2 large servings, or 4 small servings

Fresh Peas with Lettuce and a Sous Vide Egg

Adapted from Cooking in the Moment via Serious Eats


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 small stalks green garlic or 2 cloves regular garlic, thinly sliced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas (defrosted)
  • 2 small heads butter or red oakleaf lettuce, washed and torn into pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-4 eggs (one per serving), sous vide, fried, or poached (optional)


  • Melt two tablespoons of the butter in a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the green garlic or regular garlic with a pinch of salt and cook until softened but not browned.
  • Add the peas. If fresh, cook for 3-5 minutes until just tender. If frozen, cook until just heated through.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high and stir in the lettuce and the remaining butter. Cook for a few minutes, until the lettuce just wilts. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Top each serving with a sous vide, fried egg, or poached egg, if desired.

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