New Year’s: Black-Eyed Peas & Turkey Necks “Good Luck Recipe”
I was born & raised in the South. They say that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is good luck. So, here is my Southern Style New Year’s: Black-Eyed Peas & Turkey Necks Good Luck Recipe!
I use smoked turkey necks, and the first time that I tried them, I was guarded. But, they are so good, and add the best flavor to black-eyed peas! So delicious!
Some people use vinegar in their recipe, I do not. (You can season the recipe how you like it!)
1- bag of dried black-eyed peas
1- package of smoked turkey necks
3- stalks of celery (optional, but it does give the recipe a wonderful flavor)
1- bottle of hot sauce (optional)
Salt-free Original Blend ( you can purchase all different flavors e.g., Garlic & Herb, Chipotle, Lime & Herb, Spicy, etc.)
Montreal steak seasoning
Majoram (very strong herb, so use just a pinch!)
Thyme (very strong herb, so use just a pinch!)
Basil (very strong herb, so use just a pinch!)
*optional* Garlic (use fresh garlic, or minced)
** add a Mustard seed for good luck
Some of the spices are very strong. So, use sparingly, and to your liking. Refer to the old saying: “a little dab’ll do ya!” Kinda like Kindergarten class, when referring to the glue! lol
Also, several of the spices have symbolic meaning, and have good health benefits.
Listed below are some examples:
Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. It is also an antioxidant, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Basil has good luck properties.
Place the beans in the slow cooker, and cover them with water. Add all of your spices, onions, celery, and then place 4-6 turkey necks into the mixture. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or place on high for 4 hours. Stir the mixture occasionally, and season to taste.
This recipe is best served with cornbread, and hot sauce added to your portion! Oh, and the corn bread must be “Golden Brown!”
*please note that there are bones in the turkey necks, so please use caution. This recipe & picture was created by PR Mom Ambassador™, All Rights Reserved.