Florida Caviar

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


Makes 5 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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


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.

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

September 2004
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