Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John

div class="hrecipe"img alt="Hoppin' John (Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens)" class="photo" height="333" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mySlfpLEUYA/TwDQNA3AbcI/AAAAAAAANYo/vwvqeU282ic/s800/Black%2BEye%2BPeas%2Band%2BCollard%2BGreens%2B%2528Hoppin%2527%2BJohn%2529%2B500%2B3654.jpg" title="Hoppin' John (Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens)" width="500" /br /br /a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-eyedpea"Black-eyed peas/a are commonly served for New Years as they are said to bring luck and I hardly need an excuse to eat more beans! a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoppin'John"Hoppin' John/a is a southern rice and beans dish that uses black-eyed peas which makes it perfect for New Years cooking. The black-eyed peas are slowly simmered with a ham hock or bacon until the get nice and creamy and they absorb all of that amazing smokey flavour. After the beans are done simmering the meat from the ham hock can be pulled from the bone and shredded to make the Hoppin' John a bit heartier. a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/hoppin-john-recipe/index.html"The recipe for Hoppin' John/a that I like to use is a slightly modified version of Emeril Lagasse's and it is pretty easy to make though it does require some time to properly bring out all of the flavours. Other than the fat in the meat this dish is pretty healthy and I like to serve it on top of steamed brown rice and to top it with steamed collard greens which are also said to be lucky for the new year.br /br /Happy New Year!br /br //diva href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/01/hoppin-john.html#more"Read the recipe »/a

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 4 cups ham broth or chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 small ham hock (or 2 cups cubed ham)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • cayenne to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 green onions, sliced
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