Are you looking to eat more plant-based food? Or you want to include meatless day every week, and you are looking for dinner ideas? Then try some cowpeas recipe. Cowpeas, known in some places as southern pea, black-eyed pea or crowder pea has its roots in Africa.
Some everyday recipes include waakye, samp and cowpeas meal, cowpeas curry, cowpeas and sweet potato stews, and many others. It is available in many grocery shops and highly versatile in what you can do with them.
Cowpeas can be eaten boiled, as casseroles, purees, and as soup thickners like in owoh or gbegiri soup.
Cowpeas may take longer on the stove to cook but not difficult. If you want the cooking time brought to about a quarter, then, you should invest in an instant pot. You can either use the pressure cooker mode or slow cooker option. Slow cooking requires hours of cooking time but this tool allows you to do other things and not bother attending to your cooking for the duration.
The recipe we are looking at is on the stove top, which most people already own one. It is recommended that you cook your cowpea from scratch as it is cheaper and you are spared the sometimes excess sodium and preservatives found in caned ones.
Whether you are using the stovetop or instant pot, it is great batch cook cowpeas so have them on hand to use for the week. Or freeze in little bags for use for the month.
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