This recipes was adapted from the one by Tyler Florence. If you're using dried black-eyed peas instead of fresh, simply soak them in cold water overnight OR bring dried peas covered in 2 inches of water to a boil in a pot, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes before removing from heat and let them soak, covered, for 1 hour.
1 lb of Black-Eyed Peas
1 1/2 lbs of whole Tomatoes, peeled
2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 ham hock
2 quarts Chicken Stock
Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
Crush the tomatoes by hand into a medium sauce pan with 1/2cup of water. Cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning, until liquid has evaporated and tomatoes are thickened.
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onion, garlic, and ham hock and cook until onions are soft and translucent....