So, just in case you feel like me, I wanted to share this SUPER EASY New Year's Day Soup recipe with you. It contains the obligatory black-eyed peas that will ensure a year of luck, and can be garnished with greens if so desired.
Ingredients are simple.
2 Cans (14 oz) Allens brand Hoppin John Black-eyed Peas (contains tomatoes and jalapenos)
1 lb package frozen whole kernel sweet corn
1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 cups water
1/4th cup diced fresh jalapenos (remove seeds)
1/4th cup diced fresh green bell pepper
2 TBSP butter
That's it. It's enough, and it's good. There is no need to add any salt or pepper because it is already seasoned perfectly! :) It is also very inexpensive in case that Christmas present list almost put you under....
Here is what you need to do.
Saute the jalapenos and bell pepper in 2 Tbsp butter until peppers are softened.
In a soup pan on stovetop, add the 2 cans of Allens brand Hoppin John Black-eyed Peas, 1 can tomato paste, frozen sweet corn, pepper mixture, and 2 cups water. Stir it up....Heat it up...Eat it up.... Done.
You will be surprised how good it is!
AND if last minute company shows up....dip a bit out, drain it, place it in a hollowed out bell pepper, and call it Black-eyed Pea Salsa. It's great with Fritos. :)
Happy New Year!