Pink-Eyed Peas - Placer County's Real Food
It's a nice surprise to discover a big basket of pink-eyed peas on a growers table. I immediately think about the many tasty ways to serve this beautiful vegetable.
We always pack our basket with enough pink-eyed peas for several meals because once you start shucking the peas, you might as well shuck enough for two or three meals. Shucked peas freeze well and can be prepared at a later date so when you find pink-eyed peas, buy enough for future meals.
Pink-eyed peas, or cowpeas, definitely attract attention. The pods are colorful - every shade of pink, from light to very dark with tinges of burgundy. Select long pods that are full sized and firm, but make sure they are not beginning to dry.
Pink-eyed peas are tasty in a salad with plenty of herbs and mild onions, and great cooked with pork. Pork and beans go together, and fresh peas take the art of eating pink-eyed or black-eyed peas to the next level.
Download Pink-Eyed Peas Recipes (PDF Format)
- Artichokes with Balsamic Reduction
- Pink-Eyed Pea Succotash
- Herbed Pink-Eyed Peas with Halibut Cheeks
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