Garlicky black-eyed peas n greens


So I've never actually made collard greens before... eaten them plenty... my favorite way to have them is in a dish called gomen, it's Ethiopian and delicious!!! I need to figure out how to make some at home for sure... so good!

As for these "garlicky" greens... they have over 7 cloves in it... and in all truth, they didn't taste very garlicky at ALL, it was kinda sad. So if you make these add more garlic for sure... and maybe some other things to jazz things up. After scooping some onto our plates John and I both were under-enthused. So the self described "concoction king" John went back into the kitchen and did some majic on them to make them taste better... what he did... I have no clue, and he wont tell me LOL! So here's a base recipe for you... and good luck getting John to fess up to what he added in :)


GARLICKY BLACK-EYED PEAS 'N' GREENS
recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites

2 c dried black-eyed peas
4 garlic cloves, peeled
3/4 lb collared greens (which is what I used), kale, or mustard
greens, rinsed and chopped (about 6 c loosely packed)
1 T olive oil
2 to 4 T minced garlic (I used 3-4)
1 t dried thyme
salt and ground black pepper to taste

cooked rice
chopped scallions or red onions
lemon wedges or hot pepper vinegar

Rinse the black-eyed peas. Place them in a soup pot with garlic cloves and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and cook for 45 minutes, until tender, adding water occasionally as needed. The beans should be moist but not soupy, so it is ideal when most of the water has been absorbed at the end of cooking. When the beans are tender, if most of the water has not been absorbed, lightly drain them. Cover and set aside.

Rinse the greens and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the oil and saute the minced garlic and thyme for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the damp green and continue to stir until they are wilted but still bright green. Stir the greens into the beans and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.

12 chews:

Steph said...

Maybe he added butter! I hope not, but that happened to me once.. eating butter Paula style without knowing it and honestly, how could I not taste the dripping butter?! I've never had collard greens before, but i'm sure I'll like them because I love vegetables.

Meg said...

YUM! I love blackeyed peas, but I have never tried greens. I guess it is time!

stephchows said...

steph- that's one thing I don't have to worry about! He hasn't had butter in his house in over 10 years lol :) He eats healthier than I do!

Meg- I LOVE black eyed peas! Although using them dry is kinda a pain I learned making these. Canned is so much easier... but so much worse salt wise boo

Pearl said...

LOL john! tell us!

and i love garlic.

I've also been meaning to try cooking with collard greens. Let us know if you ever find a secret :)

Marta said...

The more garlic the better!!!!
Greens just make me feel so well. I don't even force myself to eat them, my body craves them! Good job :)

I agree, you'll have to get John to come back and write up a post about it ... I'll look forward to the laughs!

Meanwhile, I've never cooked collards myself either. Weird.

Reeni♥ said...

I've never had either of these! But if you put enough garlic on I'd eat it!

Sara said...

These sound great. I love black eyed peas, but I don't come across that many recipes for them.

Nice recipe. You've got a lot of good flavors in there!

Reeni♥ said...

I've never had either of these! But if you put enough garlic on I'd eat it!

I agree, you'll have to get John to come back and write up a post about it ... I'll look forward to the laughs!

Meanwhile, I've never cooked collards myself either. Weird.

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