Black-Eyed Peas, Creole Style

Black Eyed Peas rice kale WMIngredients:

4 oz bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz ham, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped – include some of the delicious leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, deseeded, and minced
2 t Creole seasoning mix
1 t dried thyme
3/4 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried basil
2 bay leaves
1 pound black-eyed peas, sorted, rinsed, and soaked
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken stock
Water as needed

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Split Pea Soup with Garlic Croutons



2 T olive oil
6 slender carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks with leaves, rinsed and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb ham, chopped
1 T garlic, minced
1 t dried basil
1 t dried thyme
1/2 t dried rosemary
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup beef stock
1 lb dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
6 cups water
3 cups white potatoes (not baking potatoes), sliced into large chunks
2 T flat leaf parsley, chopped
Optional seasoning: a few splash of Tabasco or soy sauce
One recipe Garlic Croutons Read More