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Late-breaking black-eyed peas recipe!

December 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments · recipes

Sorry to be so last-minute on black-eyed peas for New Year’s and New Year’s Eve! I have to admit eating black-eyed peas has never been my family’s tradition, despite my dad’s Southern roots. Nevertheless, I like black-eyed peas, especially Edna Lewis‘s Black-Eyed Peas with Onions, Garlic and Tomato. Much tastier than most Hoppin’ John I’ve had.

So, with the minutes counting, here’s a black-eyed peas recipe based on Lewis’s to celebrate the new year.

Black-eyed peas with onions, garlic and tomato

  • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  1. Rinse peas and put in pot with water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer till tender, 30-45 minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in skillet. Add onion and garlic; saute 1 minute. Add tomatoes. Cook till onion and garlic are soft.
  3. Stir in peas, salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes longer to blend flavors. Adjust seasoning.
  4. Stir in parsley and serve. Good hot or at room temperature.


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