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Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 Florida bell pepper, chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers, finely minced
10-12 cups water
ham bone OR ham hock for seasoning
1 pound black-eyed peas
2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
˝ cup chopped parsley
2 bay leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 pound smoked sausage
OR hot sausage, andouille, bacon, ham, or other smoked pork

Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onions, bell pepper and jalapeno. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the water, hambone, peas and seasonings and bring to a boil. Meanwhile slice the sausage into 1/2” pieces and brown in a heavy skillet. (If using bacon, cook until just under crisp.) Add the sausage to the peas. Reduce to a simmer and cook one hour, until the peas are creamy and tender. Add additional water if necessary. Adjust seasonings to your taste. May be served over rice as a main course, as a side dish, or thinned with ham stock and served as a soup. Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving: calories 454, calories from fat 200, total fat 22g, saturated fat 7g,
cholesterol 39mg, total carbohydrate 38g, protein 26g.

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