How To Make Spicy Pumpkin & Black Eyed Pea Stew

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    International Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make a spicy pumpkin stew with black eyed peas.

    Amy Riolo: My black-eyed pee stew with spicy pumpkin is a great African inspired dish that the whole family will love.

    To get started, let's turn our pan on to medium high and then we're going to be using about a quarter cup of peanut oil. We're just going to heat that and then I'll go ahead and add my onions and next I'll do my carrot and then I'm going to add in my red bell pepper.

    So next I'm going to start adding in my herbs and spices and I've got some thyme here. Next, I'll add in my paprika and now I'm going to add in the garam masala. Now I've got my garlic and I'm just going to mix everything together. So now I'll add my salt and a little bit of pepper. I'm going to let my vegetable saut for about five minutes just until they are a little bit tender.

    So now it's time to go ahead and add out black-eyed peas. You just want to stir everything around and get it incorporated. Now I'm going to turn my heat down to low at this point and now I'll add in my vegetable stock and the last thing is to add a little bit of tobasco sauce. Now I'm going to turn my heat up to high. As soon as it boils we'll turn it back down to low, cover it and then let it simmer for 15 minutes.

    While our black-eyed peas to a simmering, we can go ahead and start making our spicy pumpkin. The first thing that we're going to do is to melt our butter. Once the butter coats the bottom of the pan, we can go ahead and add in our pumpkin and I'm just going to stir it and get it nice and coated with the butter.

    And then next we'll add in our onions, the next our tomatoes. Then I'm going to add in the garlic and my garam masala spice mixture. So now my mixture is coming up to a boil, we're going to cover it and let it simmer about 15-20 minutes and last we're going to add a half of a cup of water and since it's already boiling I'm just going to lower my heat to low and then I'm going to cover it and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

    There we have our black-eyed pea stew with spicy pumpkin, an African-American favorite that makes eating healthy and fun.