Black Eyed Peas
A simple, flavorful and hearty side dish.
Black eyed peas are widely prepared in the Northeast Region of Brazil, where this dish can be found at any house or restaurant.
Soak 1 cup of black eyed peas for 12h
Strain the black eyed peas and discard the water
Add 3 cups of water, 3 bay leaves and the black eyed peas to a medium pot over medium heat. Cover the pot and boil for 40m until they are almost completely tender
Add salt to taste. Check that the black eyed peas are nearly tender and turn off the heat
Strain the cooked black eyed peas and discard the liquid
Dice 1 red onion into small pieces
Add ¼ cup of clarified butter to a casserole pot over medium heat
Add the red onion and sauté until golden brown
Add the cooked black eyed peas and mix
Add ½ cup of toasted cassava flour and mix to incorporate
Slice ½ bunch of scallions
Plate the black eyed peas. Garnish with the sliced scallions and picked coriander leaves to taste. The black eyed peas are ready
Enjoy! It's delicious with carne de sol!
Yield 4 people
Black Eyed Peas1 cup
Clarified Butter¼ cup
Toasted Cassava Flour½ cup
Picked Coriander½ bunch