Sea Island Red Peas with Celery Leaf Salad Recipe

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Sea Island Red Peas with Celery Leaf Salad
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  1. Place peas in a medium pot; cover with 6 cups water; let soak for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Bring water with peas to a boil (do not drain); boil for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; gently simmer, adding water by 1/2-cupfuls as needed to keep peas covered, until peas are tender but still hold their shape, 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon salt. Season to taste with more salt, if desired. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before continuing, adding more water by 1/4-cupfuls if too thick.
  3. Place garlic on a cutting board. Sprinkle with salt and chop, occasionally smearing with the back of a knife, until a coarse paste forms. Tie thyme and bay leaf with kitchen twine to form a bundle for bouquet garni.
  4. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a medium pot over medium heat; add garlic paste, bouquet garni, celery, onion, and bell pepper; cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Add peas with their cooking liquid; bring to a simmer. Cook until flavors meld and sauce is thickened, 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Set aside.
  5. Toast coriander seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, shaking pan often, until fragrant and slightly darker in color, 2-3 minutes. Let cool. Coarsely grind in a spice mill, or place in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or the bottom of a heavy skillet. Combine celery leaves, parsley, chives, lemon zest, and crushed coriander seeds in a small bowl; drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and cracked pepper. Divide peas among plates or transfer to a serving bowl; garnish with salad.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 436.85 Kcal (1829 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.62g 19%
Cholesterol 3.82mg 1%
Sodium 828.1mg 35%
Potassium 73.48mg 2%
Total Carbs 32.64g 11%
Sugars 1.03g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Protein 4.83g 10%
Vitamin C 25.1mg 42%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 35%
Iron 8.3mg 46%
Calcium 29.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 409.19 Kcal (1713 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.82g 19%
Cholesterol 3.57mg 1%
Sodium 775.67mg 35%
Potassium 68.83mg 2%
Total Carbs 30.57g 11%
Sugars 0.96g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 9%
Protein 4.52g 10%
Vitamin C 23.5mg 42%
Vitamin A 1mg 35%
Iron 7.8mg 46%
Calcium 27.7mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.3
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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