Pigeon Peas (Gandules) - Where to find in DC area?
Being a good descendant of West Indians, I need to periodically cook Peas & Rice (or Rice & Peas depending on which part of the Caribbean you are from - lol).
I'm a newcomer to the DC area and have not yet found a place to buy pigeon peas. I live in Arlington, but will travel to find a good Caribbean or African market.
Please point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
I live in Baltimore, but I always get my pigeon peas when making Rice & Peas from Shoppers - Goya brand, canned or dried, in their relatively extensive international foods section. Multiple locations in NoVA (locations list at www.shoppersfood.com ) , not sure if any of them are convenient for you.
You didn't say how you want your gandules, but my Puerto Rican mother-in-law prefers hers frozen. I pick the Goya ones up for her from the Magruders in Alexandria (395 @ Seminary Rd.) or the El Grande in Springfield (On Hechinger Drive, just off Backlick Road at the Beltway ).
Thanks Chowhounds - you're amazing. Peas & Rice will be on the stove tomorrow evening - lol!
To JLMM, I've always use dried but now that you've given me the tip to find the frozen peas, I'll try those.