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with my CSA Farmshare I got some collard greens. Does anyone have any good recipes or how to's on cooking collard greens. I really like kale, but tried collard greens once and not to fond of them...


Mon. Jun 10, 8:01am

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Southern Style

my girlfriend from the Southern part of The States cleans and chops them, then places in a big pot, then places an apple, sliced in half, on top of the greens. she also adds maybe a tablespoon or two of water to steam. place lid on top. cook (steam)

add spices if desired. the apple supposedly cuts the bitterness of collard greens and adds a touch of sweet -- I cant taste the sweet, more like it just removes bitterness. perhaps my palate is dulled?

she would partially cook, then remove from heat immediately. she would freeze, and then reheat when guests came over. saves time to prep ahead. Southerners are big on greens and preparing huge spreads when guests visit. Hospitality is king!

Monday, June 10, 2013, 3:07 PM

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Collard Greens by Black Market Gourmet, Coos Bay, OR (amazing)
4 bunches of collard greens, washed, stems removed and chopped (soak collard greens in water to remove any dirt. Shake off excess water and place on a cutting board. With a sharp knife remove stems from collard greens. (Compost ?). Coarsely chop the greens into 1-2 inch pieces.)
1 celery stalk sliced
1 onion chopped
2 tbs. chopped garlic
*1 jalapeno pepper minced *OPTIONAL
1/4-1/2 cup olive or grape seed oil
2-3 tbs. seasoned rice vinegar
Salt to taste
*1/4 cup of any pre cooked (crispy) smoked meat-bacon, duck breast, turkey or beef bacon

Preheat oil on high in a heavy skillet or sauté pan (12-14 inch). Quickly add greens, onions, peppers, garlic and celery and toss with tongs. Keep tossing as greens begin to wilt and to prevent scorching. Add meat if desired. Add seasoned rice vinegar. Toss until well coated. Lower heat to medium low and cover with lid. Steam for approximately 10 minutes or until greens are tender. Season to taste. Serve with your favorite southern fried chicken, corn bread or spoon bread.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 1:14 AM

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