As promised on my Grace Grits Facebook page here is the recipe for quite possibly THE best black-eyed peas ever. Spicy Ginger Black-Eyed Peas!
And I’ve eaten a bunch of peas.
2 cups dried peas
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 cloves garlic
1 diced orange bell pepper (or yellow or red)
1 diced jalapeño pepper (less if you don’t like hot)
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
fresh ground pepper to taste
sea salt (optional)
Soak the peas overnight. Drain. Cover in fresh water (about 6 cups) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 2 hours until soft.
When the peas are almost done, melt coconut oil in a skillet. Add onions and cook until softened. Add peppers, ginger, garlic and pepper. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes.
Drain peas. Toss peas with onion pepper mix. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
Pour into a serving dish.