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Old 08-04-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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Mustard Greens

I have a large amount of lovely fresh mustard greens. I am braising/steaming some with some chopped smoked ham, garlic and chicken broth. Do you have any ideas for the rest?

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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Mustard Greens!!!!!!!! You got my attention!

Cook all of them!!! They freeze nicely in qt. boxes.

Add a few turnip roots until they are just tender....

Don't be to stingy with the liquid. Ya gotta have suppin to dip the cornbread in
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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I agree. also any leftovers can be sauteed. Any pot liquor left over is broth for a risotto or soup or stew.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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When they're very young & tender, small amounts of raw mustard greens also add a nice zip to green salads.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:21 PM   #5
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Lamb Shank, Lentil and Greens Stew

This is one of my all-time favorite stews. Just substitute the mustard greens for the Swiss Chard.

VERY hearty!

Lamb and Lentil Soup Recipe - Lentil Soup Recipe with Lamb Shanks for Crockpot or Slow Cooker

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Old 08-05-2007, 12:55 AM   #6
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I always add some onions to my greens.

Now Uncle Bob may say I am a carpetbagger and no self respecting Southerner would ever let an onion within twelve feet of their greens.

I plead guilty to the carpetbagger charge - we are surely that.

And we are new to Southern cooking.

But I do think onions add a bit of flavor to greens.

Oh yes, and apologies to Uncle Bob - he is far too polite to call us carpetbaggers.

Sorry Bob.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:58 AM   #7
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Aunt Dot.........

I had a great aunt that put a little onion in just about every thing...butter beans, peas (all kinds) green beens, dry beans (black-eye, pinto, etc.) and........greens! Today, when in the kitchen if there is little (left-over) onion setting around doing nothing, then guess what? Into a pot of something it goes. Doesn't hurt a thing! So if ya wanna put some onion in your greens, then by all means......

The only requirement is to eat them out of a bowl with plenty of likker so it will run of your chin a bit. Then when ya finish, and no one is looking ya pick the bowl up, and drink the pot-likker!!





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Pot-likker is the best part. I also fix cheese and jalapeno cornbread (not the sweet kind).
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Pot-likker is the best part. I also fix cheese and jalapeno cornbread (not the sweet kind).
Pah-lease don't tell me you put some of that corn bread in the pot likker!

I prefer my cornbread sans sugar as well.


Oh would that be Florida broadleaf mustard????


Yipeeeeeeee!!!! & Enjoy!!!!
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Two words: duck fat.
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Two words: duck fat.


Two Words: Pork Fat!!


(Ok IC Now ya messin with my mind. Now I'll have to try it!!)
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Sometimes I rip 'em out of the garden, shake off the dirt, coat 'em in EVOO and....toss 'em on the grill. I know it sounds odd but this yr I am into grilling everything.
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Two Words: Pork Fat!!


(Ok IC Now ya messin with my mind. Now I'll have to try it!!)
Pork fat is good, VERY good, but duck fat is better.
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Pork fat is good, VERY good, but duck fat is better.
Duck fat is good, VERY good, but Pork fat is better!!!!!






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Old 08-07-2007, 04:40 PM   #15
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Mustard greens are my favorite. Nothing else has the piquant taste that they have.
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I like to chop, then sautee in olive oil and garlic seasoning. As someone else already said, harvest when very small and they're great in a salad. Also good chiffonaded into soup.
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I've never had mustard greens fresh. Frozen, I often add them to a "whatchagot" stirfry or a stew that needs something zippy.
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