L.A. (Lower Alabama) Caviar

Lucy Buffett's—Jimmy’s sister—Gulf shores restaurant, LuLu's, may have all the colorful flair of a Caribbean resort, Check out some of Lucy’s favorite recipes from her own kitchen and restaurant. You might just want to plan atrip to Gulf Shores to try them out for yourself.


L.A. (Lower Alabama) Caviar

Makes 20-25 servings


3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

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4 (15 oz) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously to dissolve sugar. Set aside.
2. Place peas in a large glass or stainless steel bowl.
3. Add all bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and parsley. Pour dressing over top and toss well. Transfer to a plastic container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
4. Serve with tortilla chips or saltine crackers.

Cathy Still Johnson

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