Monday, March 3, 2014

Black Eyed Peas


Black Eyed Peas
8 Servings
Ingredients
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 to 2 jalapenos, ribs and seeds removed and chopped
3 large bay leaves
½ cup of chopped celery
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 quarts water
1 pound dried black eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
1 – 2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning

Method
In a tall stockpot heat the oil; add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, bay leaves, celery and garlic and cook until onions are tender.
Add the water, peas, seasonings and mix thoroughly.
Bring pot to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover pot and allow peas to cook for an hour; stirring occasionally.
Reduce to a medium simmer and partially cover, cooking for about ½ - 1 hour or until peas are tender and creamy.
 Add additional water if needed.
Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
Serve over hot cooked rice or mix peas with rice. 

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