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Creamy Black-Eyed Peas Soup Recipe



This creamy flavorful Black-Eyed Peas Soup is a perfect way to eat your black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck.

Inspired by The Good Earth

Prep Time:  15 minutes     Cook Time:  approximately 30 minutes     Servings:  8

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 cans of black-eyed peas (15.8 ounce), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 8-ounce carton of sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • Soy sauce for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
  • Thyme sprigs for garnish

 

Instructions

**  Have all your ingredients measured out in small bowls before beginning.  There are only a few minutes between each step.

  1. In a large saucepan over  medium heat, add olive oil and heat until lightly smoking.  Add bacon and cook for 3 minutes.  Add chopped onion and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute.  Add minced garlic and saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Add tomato paste and mix well.  Add chopped thyme and saute for 2 minutes.
  3.  Add black-eyed peas and saute for 2 minutes.  Add dry white wine and reduce until all liquid has evaporated, approximated 2 minutes.
  4.  Add vegetable broth and bay leaf.  Turn up heat and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Stir in sour cream.  Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve in bowls with a plate of white rice garnished with drops of soy sauce, lemon wedges and thyme sprigs on the side.

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