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Hey!! I am in need of the PERFECT Collard greens recipe! Do you have one for me?? Thanks, Desiree

May 7, 2013
You came to the right place! Collards can be a bit tricky to cook, so I have some culinary and nutritional tips for you when making this super-healthy green!

Here's a recipe I will be posting in a short while on the site:

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes

Cooking Time: approximately 2 hours

Serving Size: ½ cup

Ingredients

1 lg bunch collard greens

4 cups water + 2 TB salt

½ pound smoked turkey breast, cut into cubes

2 TB granulated sugar

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

½ lemon, juice of

½ tsp nutmeg, ground

Directions

In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add smoked turkey and salt. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 hour.

TIP #1: Wash the collard greens thoroughly. This will ensure no sand gets in your mouth!

MEANWHILE, Break apart the collards: remove the stems that run down the center by holding the leaf in your left hand and stripping the leaf down with your right hand. You do not need to do this step to the young, tender leaves. Slice the greens by stacking on top of one another, rolling them up, and slicing in 1" thick pieces.

Place greens in pot; add remaining ingredients.

TIP #2: Lemon juice and nutmeg may sound weird here, but they should not be tasted. The citrus in the lemon will bring out iron from the greens, while nutmeg overall enhances the flavor the greens have.

Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Storage and Turn-out

This can be stored for up to 3 days under refrigeration.

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