974608 hoppin' john soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dried black eyed peas
8 cups Water
½ teaspoon Finely chopped jalapeno or other hot chili pepper
1 \N Clove garlic, finely chopped
1 \N Smoked turkey wing or leg
½ cup Uncooked long grain rice
2 mediums Onions, chopped
1 \N Bell pepper, chopped
1 \N Bay leaf
¼ teaspoon Thyme
¼ teaspoon Pepper
2 \N Stalks celery, finely chopped
½ teaspoon Seasoning salt

Heat peas and water to boiling in 4 quart Dutch oven. Boil, uncovered, 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.

Stir in jalapeno, garlic, bay leaf, and turkey. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until peas are tender (1 to 1½ hours, do not boil). Place bell pepper, onions, and celery in skillet with ¼ stick of margarine until tender. Stir onion mixture along with rice and other seasonings into Dutch oven. Cover and simmer; stir occasionally until rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 03-16-95

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