I used fresh black-eyed peas, so mine didn't require as much water. Otherwise, I made as posted. I've never used these herbs in my black eyed peas, so this was a different taste for me. I'm from the south US, so always used bacon or "fat-back" to season my black eyed peas. This was a hit! Made the dish new again!
Yum! I used a big piece of "streaked meat", and omitted the red pepper flakes. These are even better reheated the next day!