Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Black Eyed Peas

Either I'm officially getting old or cream cheese can make me like just about anything. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Happy New Year Black Eyed Peas

11 oz fresh black eyed peas
1-2 tablespoons olive oil, just enough to sauté onion in
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 cups fresh spinach, preferably not baby
2 tablespoons diced green chiles, from a can
3 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

How To:
Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in black eyed peas. Return to a boil and boil until tender but not mushy, about 7 minutes. When ready, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, add oil to a large rimmed sauté pan and put over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and sauté until tender and translucent. Add the spinach, cooking for another minute or two until the spinach begins to wilt a bit. Next stir in the cream cheese and chiles, lowering the heat slightly and stirring until the cream cheese has melted into the onions. Add in the parmesan and black eyed peas, stirring well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve right away or at room temp.


Jenn said...

It's definitely the cream cheese...we don't get old, only better!!! :)

StephenC said...

One of the things I love about blogging is being reminded of something I love but don't seem to make. B-eyed peas count and I think I got some good luck even without eating them.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

That's so sweet Stephen. I, for one, completely believe you will have the best of luck in 2012!

Karen said...

Cream cheese melting into the onions? Yep, I think I'm sold!
I've never tried black eyed peas...maybe this is a good way to start.
Happy New Year!

Velva said...

Cream cheese in the black-eyed peas? Very cool.

Happy New Year.


Carolyn McCaffrey Stalnaker said...

Love this recipe! We made Black Eyed Pean on Jan 1 but they were nothing like this! (your comments on my blog make me laugh!) Happy New Year!

lisa is cooking said...

Cream cheese--interesting--and I like it! I don't always cook black-eyed peas for New Year's, but I did this year. Hope your 2012 is off to a great start!