Some popular recipes from Emeril Live according to FoodNetwork.com include ham and split pea soup, vegetarian chili and key lime pie. Other good recipes include coconut cream pie, apple coffee cake with crumble topping and brown sugar glaze, and double-crust apple pie.
To make ham and split pea soup, soak 1 pound of dried split peas in water overnight and boil 1 scored ham hock in water for an hour. After the ham and the peas drain, saute 1 cup of minced yellow onions in 3 tablespoons of butter for two minutes, and then stir in 1/2 cup of diced celery and 1/2 cup of chopped carrots for three minutes. Mix in 2 teaspoons of minced garlic for 30 seconds before stirring in the ham hock, drained peas, 1 teaspoon of salt, 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Pour in 8 cups of water, season the soup with 1 bay leaf and 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, and cook everything for an hour before serving.
Make key lime pie by mixing together 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of melted butter and pressing the mixture into a pie plate to make the crust. While the crust bakes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, beat together 2 14-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of key lime juice and 2 large eggs. Pour the filling into the cooled crust, and bake it at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. After the pie cools completely, spread a mixture of 1 cup of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of lime zest over the top before serving.