Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mixed Greens Recipe- Mustard Greens and Turnip Greens

Mixed greens recipe Turnip greens and Mustard greens with smoked turkey
A delish bowl of greens with smoked turkey
For this week’s Soul Food Sunday I am sharing a recipe for greens. This particular recipe is for mixed greens, a combination of mustard and turnip at equal proportion made with smoked turkey. Growing up I was NOT a fan of greens. My great grandmother made greens and I never ate them. Ever. Then somewhere along the line, in my adult years, I decided to actually give greens a try and I loved them. Boy, had I been missing out. Although I don’t make greens myself, I happen to be very particular about the kind of greens I like. (Yes, I got nerve!) I don’t like my greens spicy and they have to have little tang. When I come across a good pot of greens I am always estatic.

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The recipe I am sharing below is a combination recipe with input from a friend (thanks Li), a friend’s dad (thanks Anika) and I also did some nosing around the web. This was only the second time that I have made greens in my life, but I must say I did it like a pro. So delish! Being that I am not an expert greens maker, I decided to go the route of pre-washed and cut greens as you’ll see below in the recipe. More expensive, but worth it! And... we don't eat pork in my house, so I used smoked turkey meat. Yum!

Mixed Greens Recipe- Turnip and Mustard

1 16oz lb of turnip greens
1 16 oz bag of mustard greens
~2lbs of smoked turkey meat (wings are probably best)
½ a medium white onion chopped and divided (1/4thcup and 1/4th cup)
2 green onions chopped (should have 2-3 stems in the bulb) green part only, discard the blub
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
1 TBS Lawry’s seasoning salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
One dash cayenne pepper
1 tsp of sugar

Add smoked turkey, 1/4th of chopped white onion and 1 bulb chopped green onion to pot. Sprinkle with Lawry’s (1 tsp) black pepper (1/2 tsp) and garlic powder (1/2 tsp). Add water to cover meat completely.

Boil, then simmer on med low flame until meat is very tender and falling off the bone. If water boils down too low, add more. I boiled my smoked turkey for 2 hours. After boiling, reserve water (do not throw out), take out meat and cut into chunks. You can do your meat the night before, if you want. That’s what I did and put everything in the fridge overnight.
Put your greens remaining onions and chopped meat in the smoked turkey water. Add additional water if needed. Add remaining spices, sugar and vinegar.

Bring to boil and simmer partially covered for 1 hour or until greens are tender.


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1 comment:

  1. This recipe are good, but I dont have turnip greens, I will rush in the market now. Excited to prepare this right now.


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