Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Etouffee

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From A Love Affair with Southern Cooking

Top Review by Chabear01

Made this for the PARTY event. As much as I love Etouffee, I had to add more cayenne and even added 2 serrano peppers. With these additions this was very nice served over long grain rice. Thank You for a wonderful way to eat my black eyed peas, and a great Etouffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place large Dutch oven over med-high heat for 1 minute; add sausage; cook/stir often, for about 10 minutes or until most of the drippings cook out.
  2. Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons drippings.
  3. Add in onion, bell pepper, scallions, celery, and garlic; cook/stir often, over med-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until limp and touched with brown.
  4. Add in the black-eye peas, chicken broth, bay leaves, salt, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne; bring to a boil.
  5. Adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles gently, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until the peas are tender.
  6. Mix in the tomatoes, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the flavors mellow.
  7. Taste for salt, black pepper, and cayenne and adjust as needed.
  8. Remove and discard bay leaves; stir in parsley and cook uncovered for 5 minutes more.
  9. Add a scoop of rice into soup bowl; ladle etouffee on top.

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