Southern Mustard Greens

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Mustard Greens are related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Soul food, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.
 
Ingredients
  • 1 bag mustard greens (1lb) bag
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 1 box chicken broth
 
Instructions
  1. Put the smoked ham hock in the pot with 1 box of chicken broth. Add the minced onion, garlic, celery seeds, sugar, red pepper flakes and the chicken base. Cook on medium for about 15 minutes then add the mustard greens. This may look like a lot of greens, but these greens will cook down a lot. Cook for about 1 hour on medium. Check occasionally if you still have enough liquid in the pot, if not add some water or chicken broth. you do want plenty of potlikker,or also called pot liquor. For those–like me–who didn’t grow up with it and don’t know it, potlikker is the “broth” in the pot from the cooking of the greens.
  2. Take out the smoked ham hock and shred the meat, add back to the pot, and serve.

Southern Mustard Greens
 
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Mustard Greens are related to kale, cabbage, and collard greens, they are the peppery leafy greens of the mustard plant and are used frequently in Soul food, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.
Ingredients
  • 1 bag mustard greens (1 lb bag)
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 onion
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 1 box chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Put the smoked ham hock in the pot with 1 box of chicken broth. Add the minced onion, garlic, celery seeds, sugar, red pepper flakes and the chicken base. Cook on medium for about 15 minutes then add the mustard greens. This may look like a lot of greens, but these greens will cook down a lot. Cook for about 1 hour on medium. Check occasionally if you still have enough liquid in the pot, if not add some water or chicken broth. you do want plenty of potlikker,or also called pot liquor. For those--like me--who didn't grow up with it and don't know it, potlikker is the "broth" in the pot from the cooking of the greens.
  2. Take out the smoked ham hock and shred the meat, add back to the pot, and serve.

 

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The Best Collard Greens you will ever Make

Nov 30, 2011 by

Collards, also called collard greens or borekale (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), are various loose-leafed cultivars of the cabbage plant. The plant is grown for its large, dark-colored, edible leaves and as a garden ornamental, mainly in Brazil, Portugal, the Southern United States, many parts of Africa, Montenegro, Spain and in Kashmir as well. They are classified in the same cultivar group as kale and spring greens, to which they are extremely similar genetically.

The plant is also called couve in Brazil, couve-galega in Portugal, (col) berza in Spanish-speaking countries and Raštan in Montenegro. The name collard is said to derive from Anglo-Saxon coleworts or colewyrts (“cabbage plants”). It is also said that collard is a pidginized version of colored.

Only firm, dark green leaves are fit for consumption; any wilted or yellowish leaves must be discarded. Collards have higher nutritional value when cooked than when raw due to the tough cell structure; they can be blended into a juice, usually in combination with sweet fruit juices to improve the flavor. Collards are usually consumed cooked, as meal fillers and as a source of dietary fiber, especially as a balance to fish and meat dishes.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lb collard greens
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chicken base if you don’t have that 1 bouillon cube of Knorr
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp sugar

 

Instructions

  1. If you don’t buy the collard greens in a bag, which are already cleaned. Then you need to clean the collards
  2. Cut up the onion and garlic.
  3. Put in a large pot the chicken broth about 4 cups.
  4. Add the cut up bacon, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, celery seeds, and chicken base or bouillon cube.
  5. Add the collards and the sugar, cook till done.
  6. You can tell when the collards are done by the color of the vegetables (see pic) this took about 1 hour. Some take hours just taste them as long they are not tough.  If you like you can mix the greens up like adding turnip greens and or kale.

Collard Greens
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lb collard greens
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chicken base if you don't have that 1 bouillon cube of Knorr
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. If you don't buy the collard greens in a bag, which are already cleaned. Then you need to clean the collards
  2. Cut up the onion and garlic.
  3. Put in a large pot the chicken broth about 4 cups.
  4. Add the cut up bacon, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, celery seeds, and chicken base or bouillon cube.
  5. Add the collards and the sugar, cook till done.
  6. You can tell when the collards are done by the color of the vegetables (see pic) this took about 1 hour. If you like you can mix the greens up like adding turnip greens and or kale.

 

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