survival-doctor-ad-stabbed
My Family Doctor Blog

Google search



Free Health Newsletter

free-health-newsletterThank you for visiting! You can sign up for our free monthly newsletter here. You'll get the latest articles, with tips and insights from doctors, registered dietitians and more.

We never spam or share your email address.

Click here to read previous newsletters.

New Year's: Hoppin' John Recipe: Traditional black-eyed peas
black-eyed-peas-spoonIn the South, people traditionally eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Here's Colonial Williamsburg's traditional hoppin' John recipe.
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/2 pound lean bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed in cold water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • Tabasco sauce or to taste

Rinse and drain the peas. In a large soup pot or kettle, place the peas and pour in enough cold water to cover by 1 inch, about 6 cups. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the peas are tender, 40-45 minutes.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon, stirring often, until crisp and the fat is rendered. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Add the onion, celery, and green pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the rice and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes.newsletter-graphic-free2

Stir the rice mixture into the peas, cover tightly, and reduce the heat to low. Cook until the rice is dry and fluffy, 20-30 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper and Tabasco sauce. Add the cooked bacon just before serving.

Courtesy, The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, $21, (800) 446-9240

 

You might also be interested in:

Share/Save/Bookmark
Comments (0)add comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger
 

busy
 
© My Family Doctor 2017.
Magazine Publishing Website Design and Digital Magazine Media Solutions for Publishers