This recipe is adapted from the book Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking and it's delicious and easy to make. Though there is nothing like serving it bubbling from the oven, in a pinch this is a great one to make a day ahead that warms well in the microwave.
This simple bean salad is great for picnics and family reunions, since everyone loves this sweet and tangy salad that has -- get this -- 5 different types of beans! This salad is better if made a day or two in advance.
In the deep South folks feel pretty strongly about their black-eyed peas! In fact, they love them so much that they even make a salad out of them! In a pinch, you can also make this dish with good-quality canned black-eyed peas. Just drain, measure, and replace them in the recipe.
The great thing about this dish is that the polenta can be prepared up to two days ahead of time, set to cool in the fridge, and then brought out just before you’re ready to grill for a quick and easy side. Serve with drizzled olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Spectacular!