Black Eyed Peas
Black-eyed peas illustrate their all-around usefulness in recipes ranging from Black-Eyed Pea Hummus or Texas Caviar Salad to Hoppin John with Grits Polenta. Black-eyed peas are great in soups, salads, sides, and main dishes, you can make them for virtually any meal.See Popular Black Eyed Peas Recipes
Michael Symon defines himself as a "porketarian," saying he can't get enough of the meat. For his luscious chili, he uses incredibly flavorful and succulent pork cheeks -- an unusual cut worth seeking out. If pork cheeks aren't available, pork shoulder (cut into 2-inch pieces) can be substituted.
This Southern dish, traditionally served on New Year's Day, has black-eyed peas, brown rice, carrots, corn, hominy grits, polenta, and sweet peppers. It's no wonder that eating it brings good luck.
"Whenever you go to Spain, you always have beans," says Gerald Hirigoyen. "And squid is everywhere in Basque country, where I grew up, and in California too." Hirigoyen combines earthy black-eyed peas (which are a kind of bean) and quickly boiled squid with red wine vinegar and fresh herbs to create a bright-flavored, satisfying first-course salad.
Kevin Gillespie often serves this simple bean salad over thinly sliced tomatoes. "They act like a plate underneath," he says. Kevin's Tip: In late summer, look for fresh black-eyed peas for salads.
A new twist on a Southern New Years favorite.
Get all of your New Year's ingredients in one dish.
Colorful sweet peppers make this savory side dish attractive as well as delicious.
Use leftover barbecued ribs to make this southern-style recipe. Served at room temperature, it's a good dish for potlucks.
The black-eyed peas and hominy make this ham soup high in fiber and a satisfying main dish.
Try this delicious dip for a little New Year's good luck.
Black-eyed peas, which actually are beans, make this classic Southern salad a vegetarian main dish.
Let the slow cooker take care of dinner for this low calorie black-eyed pea and pork dish.
This tasty side-dish recipe includes pork, rice, and black-eyed peas.