The robust, zesty flavors in this pasta would enjoy the company of corn breadsticks or corn bread muffins with a dab of homemade maple or honey butter. To make, beat 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey until well blended. Cover and refrigerate leftover butter.
Black-eyed peas, a common staple in the South, are actually a legume. You can purchase black-eyed peas dried, canned or frozen. For this dish, you can substitute a 10-ounce package of frozen black-eyed peas for the canned; thaw before cooking.