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  Dried black eyed peas 8 Ounce
  Pearl barley 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Smoked ham hock 12 Ounce (1 Whole)
  Chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Ground allspice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Defatted chicken broth 8 Cup (128 tbs) (Homemade)
  Shredded coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Fresh lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped flat leaf parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ripe plum tomatoes 4 , seeded and cut into 1/4 inch dice (For Garnish)

1. Check the beans for stones and discard.
2. Rinse the beans and soak it overnight in a bowl.
3. Next morning drain and rinse the beans.

4. In a medium-size saucepan, place barley and cover with the water.
5. Over high heat, bring the barley mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
6. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes until barley is tender but not mushy.
7. Drain barley to remove excess water if any and keep aside.

8. In a large heavy pot, heat oil over low heat.
9. Stir in onions and cook for 5-7 minutes until wilted.
10. Add the peas, ham hock, garlic, bay leaves, allspice, and chicken broth.
11. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
12. Simmer for about 40-45 minutes until the peas are tender.
13. Skim off the foam from the surface of the pot.
14. Add more broth if required.
15. Spoon out ham hock and allow it to cool enough to handle.
16. Separate meat from the bones and return it to the pot.
17. Add the barley and coconut into the pot.
18. Season with salt and pepper.
19. Stir gently to combine.

20. Heat through just before serving.
21. Add lime juice and parsley.
22. Serve in shallow bowls.
23. Garnish with the diced tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South American
Side Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1308 Calories from Fat 512

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g88.7%

Saturated Fat 16.4 g81.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.5 mg27.5%

Sodium 2512.7 mg104.7%

Total Carbohydrates 127 g42.4%

Dietary Fiber 21.8 g87%

Sugars 17.4 g

Protein 79 g158.3%

Vitamin A 40.5% Vitamin C 99.8%

Calcium 74.1% Iron 96.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Black Eyed Peas And Barley Recipe