Purple Hull Peas

Last week, our CSA box contained purple hull peas. Our lovely partner and CSA member Chelsea Stockdale created this delicious recipe and we excited to share it with you! Here's what you'll need: 1 TBS Dried or Fresh Parsley 1 cup purple hull peas 1 lemon Water Salt & Pepper to taste *Serve with a side of pita chips, crackers or veggies!* *High powered blender or food processor and griddle Total Time: 50 minutes Total Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Cook Time: 40-45 minutes (slow cooking the peas) Step 1) Boil a few cups of water in a saucepan. You'll need enough water to cover your peas. Add in salt and pepper here. Add your peas to the boiling water and lower the heat to simmer. You'll want to simmer them for about 45 minutes or until tender. Step 2) Drain your peas and add them to the blender. Step 3) Charbroil your lemons by cutting them in half and sitting them on...

(Recipe from Jennifer at Natural Things Foods Store) My aunt made this dish at a family gathering a few years ago. It was such a smash hit that I asked for the recipe. She cut it out of the paper and gave me the clipping. I have heard of other versions of this called Texas Caviar, which uses more Southwest flavors like jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. It is different every time I make it, as the basic recipe is so easy. Sometimes I add corn kernels, sometimes I add farro or quinoa, sometimes I change up the beans, but it always turns out great. It is perfect for picnics, too, as it doesn’t need to be kept cool. I really hope you try this one!   Mississippi Caviar Ingredients 1 can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 large green bell pepper 1 large red...

(Recipe from Jennifer at Natural Things Foods Store) Normally when cooking beans or peas, I am starting with dried. Adding flavor is a necessity. I will throw in vegetables, broth, seasonings, and even bacon. The purple hull peas in this week’s share were so fresh, I wanted to preserve the flavor of the peas themselves. Remember the Chow Chow we made a couple of weeks ago? That is my favorite topping for field peas. Adds beautiful color, flavor, and crunch!   Purple Hull Peas Ingredients 1 bag fresh purple hull peas water salt & pepper Instructions Rinse and drain the peas to remove any grass or hulls. Place the peas in a large pot. Fill the pot with water. Add salt & pepper (I also added a little bit of white onion slices). Bring the water to a full boil. Stirring, reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer the peas, stirring occasionally, for one hour. Take...

Storage Store purple hull peas in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to a few days, but keep in mind they will have the best flavor and texture the earlier they are eaten. To cook purple hull peas, add to a large pot with enough water to cover by 1-2 inches. Add salt and pepper or other flavorings (traditionally bacon or ham hock), then simmer for 45 minutes or until cooked to desired tenderness.   TRY THIS! Here's what you'll need: 1 TBS Dried or Fresh Parsley 1 cup purple hull peas 1 lemon Water Salt & Pepper to taste *Serve with a side of pita chips, crackers or veggies!* *High powered blender or food processor and griddle Total Time: 50 minutes Total Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Cook Time: 40-45 minutes (slow cooking the peas) Step 1) Boil a few cups of water in a saucepan. You'll need enough water to cover your peas. Add in salt and pepper here. Add your...