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Florida Caviar

Yield Makes 5 cups
"There are as many versions of Florida caviar as there are cooks," says Jane. Hers uses Asian ingredients for an interesting twist.


  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tiger* or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 (15.8-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 cups sliced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sliced green onions

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in peas and celery. Cover and chill 2 hours. Stir in cilantro. Spoon pea mixture over cabbage, and sprinkle with green onions.

  2. *Tiger sauce, a hot-pepper accompaniment made in New Orleans, is available in the condiment section at many supermarkets.