Microwave power level 6 for 6 mins or 400 oven for 25 to 30 mins
Yields approx 2 1/2 Quarts to fill 2 Ready.Chef.GO! bags
8 to 10 ounces Smoked Ham Hock, large slices
2 Tbs EVOO
3 Cups Onion, sliced
(Opt) 2 or 3 Bay Leaves
(Opt) 1/2 Tsp Allspice or Pumpkin Pie Spice
(Opt) 2-3 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 1/2 Quarts (1 Large Bunch) Collard Greens, stemmed & 1” dice
1 Quart Black Eyed Peas, cooked
1 Tbs Molasses or 1 1/2 Tbs Brown Sugar or Both
1 Quart Smoky Black Eyed Pot Liquor, Broth or Stock*
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
2 Tbs Lime or Lemon Juice
Saute the onions w/ the bay leaves over medium high heat for about 6 mins until tender. Add the optional spices and toss for a minute. Add the greens, cooked black eyed peas, sweeteners, pot liquor, salt & pepper. Cook covered over medium high heat for 20 mins, remove cover & cook over high heat for 8 to 10 mins to reduce the broth. It should be juicy, but not too runny. Stir in the cooked, sliced pork & the citrus juice. Cool & pack into Ready.Chef.GO! bags.
*Ideally remove the meat from the cooked smoked ham hock & cook soaked black eyed peas with the ham hock or pork bones for added flavor, reserve the smoky pot liquor for use in this recipe. If using canned black eyed peas, you can sub chicken stock.
REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave at powder level 6 for 6 mins or heat in a 400 oven for 25 to 30 mins, or until the pot liquor is simmering & the beans are hot throughout. Let rest for 2 mins before opening the bag. The lower power level in the microwave makes for succulent & juicy pork.
NOTE: Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven. The results are always succulent & tender. You’ll taste the difference.
POINT OF SALE DISPLAY: Build your display with other seasonal & holiday must haves including individual smoked ham hocks, hog jowls, pork shanks, etc. Add holiday pies, pumpkin, apple, pecan, etc and New Year libations especially champagne, sparkling cider, prosecco, cava and other sparkling wines.
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Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland
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