In the South it is a tradition to eat Back Eyed Pea’s on New Years day, it is believed to bring prosperity. In Italy they eat 12 grapes at midnight to signify the 12 months of the year and in Japan the Soba noodle is eaten. In Scotland New Year is called Hogmanay and first footing is custom.
Tasty Trix did a guest post with Ghanaian red red so when I found out about black eyed pea's being a Traditional Southern food, I knew this was the dish!
Ghanaian inspired dish based on Red Red.
- 2 cups of pre soaked black eye pea’s
- 1/2 onion
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 cup wild shrimp
- chili pepper flakes
- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- red palm oil or vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- heat oil and saute onion until translucent then add tomato and reduce down to a paste.
- add the vegetable stock, shrimp and black eye peas and simmer for 30 minutes.