Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk Recipe

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I adapted this from a recipe I found in the San Francisco Chronicle. My parents have told me that eating Black-Eyed Peas for the New Year was good luck.

I made these for my New Year's Eve party and they were a big hit. Went really well with the Steamed Salmon I prepared.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.73 view details


  1. Make sure you soak your peas in cold water for a few hours before preparing this dish.
  2. Add the peas to 4 cups of water in a large dutch oven or something similar (I like caste iron for this dish). Simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until the peas are tender. Add water as needed. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt butter along with olive oil in the same pot. Add onion, tomatoes and chile, and saute for about 10 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder, coconut milk, and sugar and bring to a simmer. Stir in the turmeric and stock. After about a minute or two, reduce heat to low and simmer (uncovered) for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the peas and salt and cook for about 10 more minutes.
  5. Add your cilantro and scallion and serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 296g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 410  
Calories from Fat 220 54%
Total Fat 25.56g 32%
Saturated Fat 15.49g 62%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 893mg 37%
Potassium 882mg 25%
Total Carbs 37.74g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 21%
Sugars 10.66g 7%
Protein 12.29g 20%
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