*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Quick Black Eyed Pea Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Under Pressure, copyright 1989
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stocks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      tablespoon    butter or oil (or 2)
    1      large         onion -- coarsely chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- finely minced
    2      cups          dried black-eyed peas -- picked over & rinsed
    6      cups          chicken, beef, or vegetable stock
    1                    smoked ham hocks -- optional
    3      large         carrots, peeled -- cut in 3-4 chunks
   10      ounces        fresh, trimmed or frozen baby okra -- thawed
                         Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper -- to taste
                         salt -- to taste
 
 serves 6
 
 Heat the butter in the cooker; saute the onion and garlic until the onion is li
 ghtly browned, about 4 minutes.  add the pease, stock, ham hock (if desired), a
 nd carrots.  Lock the lid in place and over high heat bring to high pressure.  
 Adjust heat to maintain high pressure and cook for 10 minutes.  Let the pressur
 e drop naturally or use a quick release method.  Remove the lid, tilting it awa
 y from you to allow any excess steam to escape.  Remove and discard the ham hoc
 k, if used.  Stir in the okra, Tabasco, and salt to taste.  Simmer until the ok
 ra is cooked, another 3 to 4 minutes.  Adjust seasonings and serve.
 
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