New Years Black Eyed Pea Soup (Good Luck Soup)

New Year's Black Eyed Pea Soup or Good Luck Soup

Happy New Year 2016 to all my blog readers and to my wonderful customers at Estia’s!

The following Good Luck soup servers 10.

Start with:

2 bags dried black eyed peas (16oz each)
2 quarts water
1.5 lb smoked pork (necks are meaty, hocks work too)

Start by simmering the beans in water for an hour then add the smoked pork, best done a day in advance.

Simmer for another hour, remove the pork and clean away fat and bones. Return the remaining meat to the beans. Refrigerate overnight if possible.


1 cup celery, rinsed then cut into thumb nail size pieces
1 cup chopped white onion, same size
2 cups diced carrot, same size
1 cup chopped parsley
4 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chili flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 cups of left over sparkling wine, or white wine

Bring the celery, onion & carrot to a simmer over medium heat with oil.
Once the vegetables are just starting to soften add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Add the beans and pork. Simmer for 10 minutes, add the wine and the parsley and serve.

New Year's Black Eyed Pea Soup or Good Luck Soup

New Year’s Black Eyed Pea Soup or Good Luck Soup

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