The other day when I was doing my grocery shopping, I spotted the black-eyed peas, and decided to throw them in my cart. I'm not normally an impulse shopper, but I need lunch everyday and I haven't been doing too well at making myself lunch.
Black-eyed peas are packed with vitamins and minerals, they cost little, and I think they taste good. It is an aquired taste though!
I made a pot of soup for lunch today and took some pictures along the way so you too can make your very own pot of black-eyed pea soup! =D
In your soup pot, combine a chopped onion, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, and one clove minced garlic:
Sautee the veggies in 2 tablespoons of butter, over medium heat, until the onions are slightly carmelized:
Sort your peas, making sure to remove any rocks or clumps of dirt (you can skip the step in which I dumped a half cup or so all across the floor!):
After sorting and washing, cover the peas with water and bring it to a boil (in a separate pot than the veggies):
Boil for 4 minutes, then drain. Add the peas to the vegetables and add 6 cups water. I also added about a teaspoon of chicken bouillon to the water.
Bring to a boil, and then simmer for approximately 45 minutes. The peas should be very tender.