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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:28 pm

I have a pack of dried black/Carlin peas from Hodmedods

I tried them fairground snack style with vinegar and was not taken

Any idea what else I can do with them?

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby jeral » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:28 pm

The only time I've bought black peas, or were they black-eye peas, was for eyes in small Halloween beetle thingies. They looked good, then I read the destructions and found they were like kidney beans and had to be cooked thoroughly first, so had to pick them all off again :(

Thus my only suggestion is for hanging (out of reach) beetle thingies. If made with salt dough, they ought to keep indefinitely.

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Amber » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 pm

Threads like this always remind me of Tid, Mid, Miseray, Carlin, Palm, and Paste Egg Day.

I love ‘fresh’, and tinned, mushy peas, and black peas too. :Dk

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby karadekoolaid » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:43 am

From what I can see, Carlin peas are sort of dark brown.
If you can´t use them for snacking, I´d make (a) a hummus-type dip (b) soak them , blitz then with some onion and spice and make a falafel type thing (c) make soup.

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:28 am

https://hodmedods.co.uk/products/black- ... arlin-peas

It says here you can use them in place of chickpeas. KK's suggestions seem valid!

Apparently they're a Lenten food - presumably because there wasn't much else at that time of year rather than a penance.

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:29 pm

That’s what it says on the packet, but I really don’t see them as a replacement for chickpeas having tried them, texture and flavour both wrongly

According to Wiki they are known in parts of the country as pigeon peas and although they are not the same as tropical pigeon peas, aka gungo peas I can envisage them as a substitute for gungo peas, both have quite a very definite flavour.

Trouble is I looked for gungo pea recipes and found virtually nothing, apart from one Jamaican veg stew, which I might try

So anyone got any tried & tested recipes for either kind of pigeon pea?

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Renee » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:17 pm

Black peas in vinegar are a tradition in certain areas of Greater Manchester. I didn't like them.

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby smitch » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:50 pm

Yes, they sold them at the pub we go to in the next town. I’ve never actually tried them though.

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Re: Mushy Peas

Postby Renee » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:09 pm

They are very popular on Bonfire Night. Well I did try them, but never again! :lol:

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