Soulful Mixed GreensFrom kattyg38 8 years ago
- 3lbs Slick mustard greens shopping list
- 3lbs turnip Greens shopping list
- 5 bunches swiss chard shopping list
- 2 pieces of aged salt pork( should have sat out covered with paper towel for aprox. 1 week; not for consumption. Fresh can be used.) shopping list
- 2 smoked hamhocks shopping list
- 1 smoked turkey wing/or smoked pork tail shopping list
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut in medium sized chunks shopping list
- Tablespoon of crushed red peppers/or hot green pepper, diced or both( depending on level of heat desired) shopping list
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil that was previously used for frying chicken shopping list
- garlic powder shopping list
- season salt and Regular table salt shopping list
How to make it
- In a 6qt stockpot, add 4qts of water, salt pork, hamhocks and pork tails; boil for aprox. 1.30 hours. If using turkey, add to pot after 45 min cooking of other meats.NOTE: cooking time of smoked meats can vary, so check for tenderness of skin throughout cooking. Should not be too tender or too tough at this point).
- While meats are cooking, pick leaves from stem of mustard and turnip greens, being mindful to leave some stem for nutritional and consistency value. Rinse/wash until leaves and sink no longer contain any grit. Swiss Chard can be picked and rinsed as well, but place separate from other greens.
- Water in stockpot should be a milky color after cooking time has elasped; remove salt pork and discard.
- Add cleaned mustard and turnip greens(if not enough room in pot, let greens cook down and continue to add until all are in pot) NOTE: If water in pot is above greens once all are added, carefully pour out until just under greens; they make their own water. Continue to do this throughout cooking time if water rises too far above greens).
- Once greens have cooked down and all added, add oil, garlic powder, aprox. 2 tblspn of season salt and two tblspn of table salt, peppers, and green bell pepper. Cook for 30-45 min.
- As you cook, taste liquid to check for desired flavor ( enough salt, garlic, etc. Add seasonings as desired. If too salty, add more water to cut salt)
- NOTE: green bell pepper should cut any bitterness from turnip, if, however still a strong bitter taste, add about a 1/4 cup of sugar)
- Add Swiss Chard; cook for aprox. another hour or to desired tenderness.
- **The key to making this dish a success, is not too much water, seasoning, which should be monitored throughout cooking, and tenderness. Even the kids will love them!! Add Accent seasoning for a flavor boost.
People Who Like This Dish 11
The Cookkattyg38 Chicago, IL
The Rating6 people
Love my greens! Hard to find down here.. they grow them, but ship all north! If I am lucky to find a field they are cutting I ask to buy some...One day the farmer gave me a garbage sack full of mustard greens... the big bags.. that's a lot of green...morelinebb956 in La Feria loved it
How the thought of greens warms my heart. It takes me back to my childhood in my grendmother's kitchen with a "mess" of food, all from scratch, all from the heart. I sure do miss her.
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