Need a gluten free and dairy free main course? Hoppin' John could be a super recipe to try. This recipe covers 31% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 4 servings with 655 calories, 21g of protein, and 28g of fat each. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for new year eve. If you have black-eyed peas, onion, rice, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the cooking oil you could follow this main course with the Raw blueberry cheesecake with crumb topping as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over moderately low heat.
Add the onion and the scallion bulbs and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add the collard greens, salt, black pepper, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until the greens wilt, about 1 minute.
Increase the heat to moderately high.
Add the sausage, black-eyed peas, and rice and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the scallion tops.
Wine Recommendation: The robust flavors of Hoppin' John call for an equally assertive wine. Go for a brash, full-bodied red zinfandel from California. Its spicy blackberry richness is easily up to the task.
Notes: Collard greens braised to melting softness in the Southern style (slow-simmered with plenty of pork) are truly delicious, but the greens don't actually have to cook for hours. In twenty minutes they'll be just tender.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Southern can be paired with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. The King Frosch Riesling Auslese All Natural German with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 19 dollars per bottle.
King Frosch Riesling Auslese All Natural German