Sun 30 Dec 2007
Carnival of the Recipes #175
New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve Traditions
Cooking for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve tends to be a random affair punctuated by comfort food and easy to prepare meals to be eaten at parties and in front of the television.
One of the most well-known traditions is that Black-eyed peas are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, often with collard greens or mustard greens. The tradition indicates that the eating of black eyed peas will bring good luck and fortune.
With that in mind, we have a couple of Black Eyed Peas Recipes submitted by various members of the Carnival of the Recipes.
Famous Recipes presents new year’s eve recipes – New Year’s Eve Black-Eyed Peas Recipe | World Famous Recipes posted at Famous Recipes.
And here are a couple of more Black Eyed Pea Recipes for good measure:
Black-Eyed Peas with Garlic and Kale Recipe
1 1/2 lbs. kale, washed and drained
1 T. olive or other vegetable oil
1 T. chopped fresh garlic, or more to taste Pinch of dried red pepper
2 C. canned or cooked black-eyed peas
1 T. cider vinegar, or to taste
Pull the kale leaves from the tough stems. Discard the stems and chop the leaves into one-inch pieces. Place about two inches of water in a large pot and heat to boiling. Add the kale, cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes.
Drain. Reserve the water for soup, if desired. In a large non-stick skillet, combine the oil and garlic. Cook the garlic over low heat, stirring, until it begins to sizzle, about two minutes. Add the peas and red pepper and cook until blended, stirring, about three minutes. Add the kale and stir to blend over low heat. Add the cider vinegar just before serving. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Black Eyed Peas with Ham
Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring you luck, or so says Southern tradition. Why leave it to chance when you can cook up a delicious pot of black eyed peas instead?
Cooking black eyed peas at a low simmer instead of a boil will keep the skins from bursting and give the dish a better appearance. Also add salt after cooking is complete as it can make the beans tough.
3 1/2 C canned or frozen (and thawed) black-eyed peas thawed
3 C chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
4 oz finely chopped ham
1 C onion, chopped
2 T balsamic or red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp (more to taste) crushed red pepper
pepper to taste
Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
And now for the rest of the New Year’s Eve and New Years Day Holiday Traditional Recipes
Slow Cooker Recipes presents Slow Cooker Recipes – Crockpot Scallop Potato-Tomato Pot posted at Slow Cooker Recipes.
World Famous Recipes presents Red Velvet Cake Recipes – Velvet Flag Cake Recipe | World Famous Recipes posted at World Famous Recipes.
Next week The Carnival of the Recipes will be hosted at TechnoGypsy and will be dedicated to “Russian Christmas or 12th Night.”
You can send recipes or links to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon CST on Saturday.
For a line-up of future Carnivals, visit our Carnival of the Recipes page on Blog Carnival.
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