Photo: Jean Allsopp
Yield
Makes 9 cups

Hoppin' John always combines black-eyed peas and rice. Although eating it on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck, it's a beloved side dish year-round.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp. Add shallots, celery, and bell pepper; sauté 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in black-eyed peas and next 8 ingredients. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Combine lemon juice and oil; stir into shrimp mixture. Cover and chill several hours.

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Ratings & Reviews

thbevis's Review

laleonaenojada
June 02, 2013
This recipe is delicious! My entire family loved it. I prefer to use Jasmine rice in this recipe. It works perfectly. --It is great in the summer as a side or to eat on New Years Day.

LFSCHWARZ's Review

thbevis
January 01, 2010
Excellent recipe! Enjoyed it for New Year's Day and my husband requested we add this into our meals throughout the year. Good enough for company :)

michels's Review

michels
April 20, 2009
I cut the recipe in half for my husband and I. It was AWESOME. We couldn't wait for it to chill, so we ate warm....fantastic! Just wish I made the full recipe, leftovers would have been great. Easy to make.

laleonaenojada's Review

LFSCHWARZ
December 31, 2008
Great combo of flavors, significantly different from our everyday menu. Goes great with fried fish or hot links or just on its own as a lunch