Black-Eyed Peas have a mildly sweet, pea-like flavor and firm texture that absorbs flavors and combines well with other ingredients. Typically paired with grains, this economical and traditional legume provides a complete protein and amazing flavor.
Carefully sort peas and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender. Do not over stir or the soft skins can be damaged.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Black-eyed peas cooked with collard greens are a New Year’s Day tradition in the American south. This recipe mellows the earthy flavor of the greens with a splash of vinegar and a bit of heat from a fresh jalapeño pepper.