Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John Recipe
Howard L. Puckett

Recipe from

Coastal Living


6 slices bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 cups fresh field peas, shelled
8 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tablespoon salt
4 cups hot cooked basmati rice
4 cups seeded, diced tomatoes
1/4 cup Basil Pesto
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Add onion; sauté 7 minutes or until tender.

Add peas, thyme, and salt. Cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until peas are tender. Drain.

Combine pea mixture and remaining ingredients.

Chef Chris Hastings,

Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, Alabama,

Coastal Living

July 2003
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