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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 05:52 pm
Black eyed peas. It is a common belief that the black eyed pea, or cow pea, made its way to America during the Slave Trade. During the Civil War, black eyed peas were among a small number of crops not destroyed by Yankee soldiers in the South, who believed the crop was a useless legume only good for feeding livestock. Because of its survival, black eyed peas spared the lives of many soldiers, slaves, and citizens, who were all as hungry for food as they were for freedom.

A recipe for Soul-Searchin' Southern Caviar

* 2 (15.8 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
* 1 diced fresh roma or ripe medium-sized tomato, peeled and seeded
* 2 fresh jalapeƱos, stemmed, seeded and minced
* 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions (green onions)
* 6 tablespoons balsamic or cider vinegar
* 6 tablespoons blended olive oil or rapeseed oil
* 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
* 1 teaspoon fresh garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Mix all ingredients in a nonreactive bowl; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Re-season if necessary. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips, smoked Gouda cheese, and extra jalapeƱo pepper slices. Or over rice orjust eat it up on its own. Yeah. This is spicy. And it reeks of the hope of freedom. You feel me?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:14 pm
running to get a fork
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
me too. black eyed peas are among my favorite things in all the world. I eat them cold out of the can.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:21 pm
@aidan,
can?

no way.

fresh.

although I know you can't always get them that way.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:25 pm
I've never done a fancy recipe like dys.

I just saute some onions, add water, BBQ sauce and the BEP's and simmer an hour or so.

I love a meal of BEP's, corn bread, yam, & some cole slaw.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:29 pm
@chai2,
well dys is a very fancy man
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:30 pm
Mmmmm, this sounds good. And I think I have a can in the cupboard.

Thanks, Dys.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:30 pm
fancy or plain, if someone else is doing the cooking, i've got my fork ready
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aidan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:33 pm
@chai2,
Yes, canned black eye peas. nice and salty and soft and ready-made. I also like canned green peas and canned carrots. i've been eating all of these vegetables for snacks since I was a kid - other kids ate twinkies - I opened a can of vegetables and ate them by the spoonful - pinto beans too. what can I tell you>?

(I also like canned tamales- old el paso brand) Laughing
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:37 pm
@aidan,
canned beans i can handle, but peas and carrots, fresh or frozen is the way to go
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:39 pm
@djjd62,
Well, yeah, optimally fresh carrots and peas, sure - but if you're starving and you have a choice between canned veg or cookies or twinkies or something - I can't deny that I'd rather have the canned vegetables (I think it's the salt).

Of course it's not healthy - I don't feed it to my kids - but yes, I will eat them.

You should try Sylvia's canned collard greens mixed with rice and sylvia's canned back eyed peas - talk about a snack made in heaven....
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:40 pm
@aidan,
it's not so much the health aspect, it's the texture, especially peas, canned are just too mushy for my taste
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:42 pm
@djjd62,
Well then you better never try mushy peas with fish and chips in England. They're these neon green mushed up peas. People either love them or hate them - I LOVE them!
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 06:44 pm
@aidan,
can't say i'd be fan, but i'd eat them at least once if i was in england, cause it would be the thing to do
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 07:16 pm
Glory makes amazing southern food

click on this link and view their full product line.

Makes my mouth water.

http://www.gloryfoods.com/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 10 Mar, 2009 07:21 pm
@djjd62,
There's a great place on Broadview, just south of the Danforth that does those neon green peas. Interesting. I opted for the dirty rice instead.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 01:45 am
Carolina Hoppin John is a traditonal New Years dish that features black eye peas. I find it tastey but it needs to be served with lots of savory sides and ribs for the main meat.

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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 08:05 am
I hate all beans. It's the dry texture that icks me out. The only way I can eat them is pureed and mixed into something else.

I know you all care about this which is why I had to tell you.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 10:23 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

I know you all care about this which is why I had to tell you.


yes, I was getting anxious for you to stop by and inform us.
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 11 Mar, 2009 10:41 am
@chai2,
I know, I know. Glad to ease your anxiety.

I know you'll be interested to know this, too - I hate all internal organs. Can't even bear the thought of anyone, much less me, eating them.
 

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