Moore’s Fortune-Filled New Year’s Feast
Though it’s hard to believe 2016 is coming to an end, it’s exciting to think of what lies ahead in 2017. Whether 2016 was a banner year for you or you’re wishing for better in 2017, it can’t hurt to kick off the New Year with a fortune-filled feast.
If you’re superstitious, you’ve probably heard of some of the traditional New Year’s must-eats: peas for pennies, greens for dollars, cornbread for gold and pork for moving forward. To help you prepare for a prosperous 2017, we’ve compiled three recipes that contain a few of these lucky foods. Whether you’re a believer or not, there’s no denying these “lucky” eats are finger-licking good, and they will undeniably lead you into the new year with a full belly.
Because the color of greens resembles cash, many believe that the more you eat, the more prosperous (and healthy) you'll be!
¼ cup onions, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced
1 ham hock
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 lb collard greens
2 T Moore's Original Marinade
1 T Moore’s Spicy Habanero Wing and Hot Sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, cook onions, carrots, garlic, ham hock, and vinegar until the onion is browned, about 25 minutes
Add the greens, Moore's Original, Spicy Habanero Wing and Hot Sauce, 4 cups broth, and salt and pepper. Cover the pot and simmer until the greens are tender, about 30-45 minutes.
Adjust seasoning if needed.
Black-eyed peas are considered good luck due to their penny-like appearance and abundance. Enjoy these peas in Moore’s version of the traditional Southern Hoppin’ John.
4 cups soaked black-eyed peas
4 tbsp. butter
1 whole large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole green bell pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
5 cups chicken broth
1 whole ham hock
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper to taste
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp. Moore's Original Marinade
2 tubs white vinegar
white rice for serving
Soak black-eyed peas in cool water overnight or at least 6 hours. Rinse and drain before using.
Heat butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, and celery and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in soaked beans, then add chicken broth, Moore's Original Marinade, ham hock, thyme, oregano, salt & pepper, and cayenne to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover the pot for 30 minutes.
After 3o minutes, check the liquid level; if it's too soupy, cook with the lid off for another 15 minutes or so. If it's too thick, splash in a little more broth.
Stir in vinegar and then taste for seasonings. Add more spice if needed.
Plate rice and then add mixture to the top (be sure to get plenty of the juice.)
In some countries, pigs symbolize progress. Indulge in Moore’s Amazing Grilled Pork Chops and expect to make progress toward whatever your goal(s) may be in 2017!
½ cup Moore's Original Marinade
2 tsp dried parsley
4 center loin pork chops
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 clove finely minced garlic
1 tsp adobo seasoning
Pierce pork chops with a fork and then place them in a re-sealable storage bag.
Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl.
Pour marinade combination into bag & re-seal.
Make sure pork is fully covered with Moore’s Marinade. Marinate pork in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Grill them your favorite way until the inside temperature is at least 160°.
Bring marinade to a full boil, then allow to cool.
Serve on the side as a dipping sauce.