Black Eye Peas are an excellent source of vegan protein, but many people eat them on New Year’s Eve in a dish called Hoppin John. Now Hoppin John contains a big chunk of Ham?! Let’s see if I can teach you how to make Vegan Hoppin John to start your 2012 off right.
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Vegan Black Eye Pea Hoppin John Recipe
Adapted from Emeril Lagasse http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/hoppin-john-recipe/index.html
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
½ cup green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound black eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed
1 quart vegetable stock
½ tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry season
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
¼ cup maple syrup
3 cups cooked rice
Heat oil in a large pot.
Add in onions, celery, garlic, and green pepper and allow to cook for four minutes.
Next, stir in black eyed peas, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, poultry season, liquid smoke, , and maple syrup.
Allow to boil for one minute, then reduce to a simmer for 40 minutes until peas are tender. Be sure to store occasionally.
Serve hot over rice and enjoy your vegan New Year’s with Vegan Hoppin John Black Eyed Peas.