Celebrating the New Year right means making a pot of Hoppin’ John to eat with relatives and friends. Always a delightful experience, I enjoy this ritual even more now that I’ve discovered Sea Island Red Peas and Carolina Gold Rice.
Love this! The rice and the peas alone are excellent, and excellent together for Hoppin' John.
I would definitely buy the set again because I felt that it was high-quality and we really enjoyed making the Hoppin John
However, there are no cooking instructions, and we had to do a lot of research to get a recipe to follow
I’m excited to cook these for the first time on New Year’s Day, but there are no cooking directions on either package.
Can someone with experience cooking these help please — How long to soak the peas before cooking and how long to cook the rice for best results? We would be grateful! Thank you!!
Because we are not Geechie chefs we simply don't feel worthy of publishing a recipe for Hoppin John. We always recommend the recipe by BJ Dennis which you can find on youtube. You do not need to soak Sea Island Red Peas. They cook fairly quickly (approx 20 minutes) in stock or water. Check out the recipe by BJ Dennis, he's probably the best source for working with these ingredients.