New Year’s Black Eyed Peas (warning: rather a high sodium content, but, I figure that’s ok because I don’t eat many packaged foods anyway…)
Simmer fresh black eyed peas until tender, which took me 45 minute. In the meantime, blend together a shot of vanilla, brown sugar, 5 spice powder, ¼ cup each mirin and water, 1/3 cup miso paste, ¼ cup ketchup, ¼ cup red wine vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, and liquid smoke, with a bit of pepper. Sauté a bit of red onion in a frying pan, and then add the peas and about ½ the sauce, reserving the rest for something else. Simmer until ready to serve.