"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
Sous Chef
 
Lugaru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Body: Boston Heart: Mexico
Posts: 857
Send a message via AIM to Lugaru
What do I do with Collard and Mustard greens?

Normally I would put this under vegetables but I kinda need a quick response, whatever Im cooking I need to start making an hour from now. Any way's some one gifted us a huge catfish filet which Im gonna teach my roomie how to cook but he want's me to take care of side dishes. I was gonna do some stuffed portobella but I saw collard and mustard greens at the super and thought "gee, I've never cooked anything with theese before..." so I picked up a large bundle of each.

Any advice, suggestions, recipies or links?

__________________

__________________
My english, she's not so good... I meant to say I did it with the malice of forethought.
THE CONNOISSEURS
Lugaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
Cook
 
eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 74
Send a message via AIM to eric Send a message via Yahoo to eric
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lugaru
Normally I would put this under vegetables but I kinda need a quick response, whatever Im cooking I need to start making an hour from now.
Something quick? Saute in garlic.
Or how about, make a quick quiche, (find your favorite quiche recipe and subsititute spinach with collard greens)
Or cut the fish in like 8oz pieces, wrap it up in collard greens (add herbs whatever inside it) and steam it. So it'll be like "en papillotte".
__________________

__________________
--
Eric

eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 08:00 PM   #3
 
choclatechef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,680
Well, you know I am a soul food cook....so I would say cook them with ham hocks, and some red pepper flakes and make some down home greens!

You need to cook the ham hocks in water with the red pepper flakes til about tender before adding your washed greens and cooking til tender.
__________________
choclatechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
 
choclatechef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,680
ooops!! I forgot to add your collards will take longer to cook than your turnips.
__________________
choclatechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2005, 09:37 PM   #5
Head Chef
 
Shunka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Arizona
Posts: 1,023
Don't forget to take out the tough main stem. I made a big batch of mustard greens last week with hamhocks and it was great! I add chopped onions to the greens too. The pot liquor from cooking them down is wonderful with a good crusty bread to sop it up with.
__________________
Shunka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 12:14 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
htc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Oregon
Posts: 1,302
Ditto to what Choc recommends. Though are you in a bind for time? It will take a long time to cook down. Don't forget when you are done try eating it w/ a splash of balsamic vinegar. My friend does that and man is it good!

On a side note, I when I cook greens, I don't get to cook them down to soul food style these days. My stepson can't handle "mushy" food, so I just cook it only for about 20 minutes w/ some ham or bacon, garlic, splash of oil & broth. - Choc, don't laugh at how I make them now. It's the only way I can get that boy to eat it w/o sitting at the table for an hour.
__________________
htc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 08:14 PM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 181
I've still got collards out in the garden from last fall. I like mine with a little fat-back for seasoning.
__________________
comissaryqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
Hot water cornbread on the side, will make you do flips!!
__________________
mskleo1897 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 04:09 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
there is nothing so good and so versatile as a pot of greens. cooked with onion and ham hocks it can be a side or a main with dirty rice or a pasta. hot sauce? or Balsamic vinegar? corn bread, crusty french or garlic italian to dip ... that pot liquor is almost a soup by itself and so full of the vitamins and minerals. with corn bread! Calcium, and B vitamins plus all the good things from dark greens. I love turnip greens too, and beet greens, and chard and kale!

a quiche, fish en papillote great ideas!!
__________________
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 05:05 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Once you guys polish off the catfish, you can eat off that pot of greens and cornbread for a week. Makes me think about some baked sweet potatoes with butter melting inside.
That kind of meal can dangerous, though...
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.