Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pink Eyed Peas for L.A. Caviar

I'm beginning to get my cooking going for the weekend when my friends arrive. I'm planning a picnic on the beach and want to get some goodies made and put in the fridge. Today, I'm cooking pink eyed peas for my L.A. (Lower Alabama) Caviar. I found a recipe from LuLu's which is the best I have tasted. Serve it with chips or crackers and you can truly make a meal of it. Yum.


  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh black-eyed or pink-eyed peas, shelled (3 cups)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 T bacon drippings
  • 2 slices salt pork
  • Dash of salt
  • Ground pepper
Cook 1 1/2 hours until tender.

Lucy Buffet's L.A. Caviar

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained (I used fresh pink eyes)
  • 1/4 C chopped red onions
  • 3 T chopped green bell peppers
  • 3 T chopped red bell peppers
  • 3 T chopped yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 C quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 C chopped parsley
  • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper
It's nice having a kitchen again. The house is smelling good. I'm jamming on some Barry White and I feel like I'm dancing in tall cotton. grin. All I need is my loved ones surrounding me.


Stephanie said...

I'M dancing in tall cotton now! Omigosh, Rosa, got the Halloween box today and thought it was CHRISTMAS!!! I'll be posting photos and updating my blog later on tonight, but wanted to thank you right away! I absolutely LOVED everything in it! You just made my week! Thank you so much!
(Okay that's a lot of exclamation points but that's how I'm thinking)

Susie said...

I've never tasted a dish like this. All the flavors and textures sound really good. Bet you're delighted to have that kitchen back :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! That dish looks fabulous! I love peas...



Vallen said...

We are eatin' in tall cotton over at queenlythings. Everyone loves the caviar. See you a little later. Oh, I need a nap in the hammock.

T*mmy said...

Now ya done mouth is a waterin'!!!!!

I wish I could visit with ya!!!

Erin Earls said...

This is a new one for me! Looks so delicious! I will have some of that too!
Love Erin~

Mrs. G. said...

This looks so good...just begging to be sopped up with corn bread. Thanks for the recipe!

allexgirl said...

Yum!!! Good job!!!



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