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Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Etouffee

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“From A Love Affair with Southern Cooking”
2hrs 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place large Dutch oven over med-high heat for 1 minute; add sausage; cook/stir often, for about 10 minutes or until most of the drippings cook out.
  2. Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons drippings.
  3. Add in onion, bell pepper, scallions, celery, and garlic; cook/stir often, over med-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until limp and touched with brown.
  4. Add in the black-eye peas, chicken broth, bay leaves, salt, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne; bring to a boil.
  5. Adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles gently, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until the peas are tender.
  6. Mix in the tomatoes, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the flavors mellow.
  7. Taste for salt, black pepper, and cayenne and adjust as needed.
  8. Remove and discard bay leaves; stir in parsley and cook uncovered for 5 minutes more.
  9. Add a scoop of rice into soup bowl; ladle etouffee on top.

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