Black-eyed Pea Ideas?

So I’m looking at the fresh black-eyed peas in my refrigerator and thinking they might not keep so well… Much as I love to munch on them raw, I’d like to try to make something with them.  The recipes in the cookbooks I’ve consulted, though, don’t take advantage of these peas’ awesome freshness.  My ideas:

  • steam them and serve with chili sauce (An old boyfriend’s southern mother served them this way and they were great!  But her chili sauce was homemade, and I never got the recipe.)
  • mix them raw with some cooked bulghur, chopped tomato, lemon juice, olive oil, and basil for a different spin on tabouli
  • make a sort of cowboy caviar by mixing them with diced tomato, onion, cilantro, and lime juice, then serving with chips

What are you thinking of doing with them?

Advertisements

One response to “Black-eyed Pea Ideas?

  1. Pingback: Texas Locavore › Get ‘em while you can: Smoke-Dried Tomatoes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s