Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya (Hoppin' John)
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH, KY - SuperValu Foods Recipe of the Week - Serves 16-20
2 large sweet onions, chopped
2 large green or red bell peppers, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3 pounds cooked chicken, cut in bite-sized pieces
2 pounds hot sausage, cooked and cup in bite-sized pieces
3/4 pound dried black-eyed peas, half cooked (or 2 cans, drained)
3 pounds uncooked rice
12 cups water
Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Tony's Creole seasonings
In a heavy stockpot, saute all the vegetables until they are tender. Add everything else including any additional seasoning (like salt, pepper, hot spices). Bring to a boil, Reduce heat to lowest temperature. Cover tightly and let simmer for 45 minutes. Do not remove the lid during this time. Before serving, remove the lid, stir and cook for another 5-10 minutes. So tasty!
If using fresh black-eyed peas, it takes about 1 1/2 pounds for this recipe.
If you like to bring in the new year with those "good luck" black-eyed peas, this is a terrific recipe that is a whole meal in one dish. Often called Hoppin' John, this combination of veggies, rice and spicy sausages guarantees satisfaction.
This recipe is shared December 26-30, 2011.
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