I love this recipe because it's easy, quick and so versatile. You can change the herbs & spices to make it to your liking. One of our favorite alternatives uses Cajun spices. The blackeyed pea portion is even better if made ahead & reheated while the rice is cooking the day it's served.
I love black-eyed peas! Id much rather have fresh peas than dried, but Ill take them anyway I can get them. I dont remember where I found this recipe, but I really like it. The original recipe used salt pork, but I use bacon. Give me a bowl of these peas, a dash of Tabasco, a slab of hot-from-the-oven cornbread, some green onions and tomato slices then stand out of the way!
I was never a black eyed pea fan till I had them in this dish. Oh… my…. gosh. It’s wonderful! You can serve it alone or with brown rice which goes extra good with it. FYI did you know they eat black eyed peas in the south for luck?