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Black-Eyed Peas

Ethnic, Holidays, Side Dishes, Vegetarian, High Potassium, High Protein, Low Sodium

Ingredients

Based on 12 servings per recipe.

  • 2 cups Black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
  • 3 1/2 cups water or low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 12 ounces smoked turkey (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Preparation

  1. Place black-eyed peas and liquid in large pot with vegetables, seasonings and meat (optional).
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook until peas are tender, which will take about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir occasionally.

About This Recipe

Black eyed peas are an excellent source of protein. Ask your butcher for smoke turkey leg or neck to add a deep smoky flavor to the broth without salt.

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