(Makes 4 Cups) 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cups Carolina Conch Peas 
  • 1/4 pound smoked ham or  Turkey
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Diced Fresh Pasley
  • 1 Seeded and Stemmed Jalapeno or Serano Chili Diced (optional)
  • 3-4 Cups Water
  • Fresh Ground Pepper

Directions:

Rinse, pick through and soak the peas in cold water overnight or quick soak them with boiling water for 1 hour. Put the peas in a thick bottom pot with 2 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt and the meat and cook for 1 hour. Sauté the onions and herbs in butter until soft. Add them to the pot with the remaining ingredients and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes or until the peas are soft. Taste and season with pepper. 

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