T'dad Soul Food--Black Eyed Peas in Coconut Milk

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by jenny butt

This is truly food for the soul, sweet & delicious--a good vegetarian side dish.

Top Review by Elmotoo

Hmm...I thought black eye peas cooked up quick(er)! I parboiled the beans & let them soak all afternoon vs. overnight soak. They cooked in the sauce for 1 1/2 hours & were still a bit hard. After dinner, I added some water & cooked them for another 1 1/2 hours. I'm guessing it was the beans, not the recipe, even though I had just bought them. The end result is VERY tasty! This is a very easy dish, just start way ahead of time & reheat should they cook up quick. Made for My 3 Chefs 11/08.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put peas in a large bowl and cover with water.
  2. Leave to soak overnight.
  3. After peas have soaked, put all ingredients into a large saucepan.
  4. Put on stove on high heat.
  5. Bring to the boil.
  6. Turn heat to low, and let simmer.
  7. Simmer until sauce thickens, and peas are soft and cooked.
  8. Add a little water if needed, mixture should not be too dry.
  9. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  10. Serve hot as a side dish.

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