More on the hoppin john front. i eat hj often...by itself, as a side, as a sauce, etc.
last night I "cooked" a couple pieces of salmon*, reduced a can of hoppin john for 20 minutes, and poured the HJ on top of the salmon.
added a can of spinach with butter (I eat a good amount of spinach but it is usually frozen - all the spinach in the news recently had me hankering
* i buy the blackened seasoned salmon fillets from sams - this has the paul prudhommes cajun seasoning blend. smoke it, bake it, steam it, smother it. always spicy. good stuff.