Don't be intimidated by the length of the ingredient list for this thrifty Southern stew. The majority of the ingredients are used to make a fantastic stock that starts with a Southern classic: potlikker. Then we use loads of fresh, aromatic vegetables, herbs, and spices to round out the flavor. Serve the stew ladled over hot cooked rice, and sprinkle with the fresh herbs.
This is the tastiest black eye pea stew that i've ever made and tasted. I usually shy away from recipes that seem to have a lot of ingredients but i gave it a try and !WOW! The pot likker itself can be made and used in other stews.