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Black Eyed Pea Soup

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Whether youre starting off the New Year with a southern tradition or just looking for a health dish, Chef Maxwell has the answer black-eyed peas and spinach soup.
Ingredients
  Bacon fat 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Ham 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock/Beef or vegetable 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Mushroom 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Black eyed peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), soaked and par boiled
  Spinach leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs), blanched
  Tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (red and yellow tomatoes)
  Basil 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Chives 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Salt and pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a saute pan on medium high, melt bacon fat, add garlic, ham and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the black eyed peas, onions and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
3. Pour in the chicken stock, mix well and bring it to a boil.
4. Once it starts boiling, add mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, basil, chives, salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Let this simmer for another 3 minutes on medium high until thick. After 3 minutes, switch off the heat and get ready to serve.

SERVING
5. In a soup bowl, ladle about 4 tablespoonful of the black eyed pea soup and serve hot garnished with some basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Southern
Course: 
Appetizer
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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