Sunday, March 13, 2016

Black-Eyed Peas with Onions and Red Peppers - Cookbook Countdown

This month for Cookbook Countdown, a cooking event challenging me to cook from my rarely or never used cookbooks, I'm cooking from The New Portuguese Table by David Leite, one of my (no longer) neglected cookbooks.

The book is a collection of new and classic Portuguese recipes but this black-eyed pea recipe, Feijão Frade com Cebolas e Pimento Vermelho, is from among the author's family favourites.
Black-eyed peas are one of my favourite legumes; they have an inherent sweetness to them and they take less time to prepare than most. For this recipe, the dried peas were soaked then simmered in stock (I used vegetable to keep it vegetarian) for an extra layer of flavour. Sautéed onions and sweet red bell peppers added texture and extra sweetness and there was some fresh parsley for a pop of colour.
Tasty hot or at room temperature, this would be a welcome side at any family meal or potluck but I tossed it with some peppery greens and a drizzle of lemon juice for a main course salad. This one's a keeper.
I'm linking this post to Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.

8 comments:

  1. I just love a mix of a few different beans , this black-eyed peas with onions and red peppers are absolutely delicious looking indeed , I'm a bean love , my mother all ways made different kinds...

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    1. Thank you Rosa. I didn't cook or eat many beans until one of my daughters became a vegetarian a few years ago. Now I love them.

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  2. I gotta say that photo is a stunner. So glad you liked the recipe!

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    1. Thanks David. There are a lot of great recipes in this book.

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  3. Zosia, I love black-eyed beans, and I must learn to use it in savories instead of sweet (Asian) all the time. Your dish looks really enticing!

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    1. Wow! I didn't know they were ever used in sweet recipes. I always thought it was a red bean.

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  4. I like all the ingredients in it! Looks good!

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    1. Thanks Joyce...it tasted good too!

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