Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Braised Mustard Greens

Braise - to cook (meat, fish, or vegetables) by sautéeing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid. (Courtesy; dictionary.com)

If you live in the Southern states of the US., you will be familiar with cooked greens, braised in bacon fat. I used mustard greens to mimic this at home, but with chicken stock. It's simple and a nice accompaniment with baked or fried chicken and mashed potato.What a comfort food during winter days !!

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If anyone is wondering how mustard green looks, I hope this will help.

Braised Mustard Greens

Try adding peppered vinegar to spike up the heat.

Braised Mustard Greens

Ingredients:

Mustard Greens - 1 bunch
Chicken Stock - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tspn
Onions - 1/2 or 1 small
Garlic - 2 cloves
Black Pepper powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Vinegar - 1 or 2 tspn or as per your taste

Method:

1. Wash and drain the leaves and tear them into pieces or chop. I have bunched them and chopped them close
2. Heat oil in a pan which will take the volume of the cut leaves
3. Saute onions and garlic and add the leaves
4. Toss around or stir as possible for a minute or two and then add the chicken stock.
5. If you don't care about the color of the leaves you can cook them covered. I tend to keep them open to retain color if possible
6. You should be cooking this at the lowest heat on your stove. Slow cooking is needed for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Notes:

1. These leaves burn your eyes like when you chop onions
2. If you are into greens then you will enjoy eating it as it is or else this is a good accompaniment with grilled, braised, baked, deep fried meat with mashed potato.
3. You can do this kind of cooking with turnip greens, collard greens, kale etc.

Contributor: Sunitha

37 comments:

  1. Agree with Priya..super presentation. And like this recipe too!!

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  2. Fantastic dish, healthy and yummy..

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  3. what a beautiful pictures....sadly i don't get much of these kind of greens but shall book mark it :)

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  4. Simple and tasty recipe I wonder if it would work with spinach.Nice clicks too.

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  5. lovely presentation.the color is so pleasing to the eyes

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  6. As always awesome presentation sunitha..I have never tried mustard greens; now I am curious!

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  7. yummy and a superb presentation too

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  8. Healthy n beautiful presentation.


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  9. This is simply superb...I love greens...

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  10. Never tried mustard greens before..this looks superb,will surely try this.

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  11. Adipoli Njan mustard greens vangi undaki nokkanam.

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  12. Love the presentation of your greens! I've got some mustard greens in the fridge right now, might give this a go soon!

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  13. never tried this kind of prep or mustard greens.. added to my list!

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  14. Looks beautiful and the pictures are class asusual.. so healthy and I love this greens so so much.

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  15. today i learn a new way to prepare mustard green, sound so good.

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  16. Thanks for the new variation to prepare mustrard green. Nice presentation too. Just to inform you that there is a Stylish Blogger Award to be claimed by you at my blog. It was given to me by Elisabeth and one of the rules is to pass on to other bloggers whom I think are fantastic and you are one of them in my list. Thanks again for sharing with us all the wonderful stories and recipes. HUGS!

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  17. I never tasted this way- Simple and great mustard green recipe!

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  18. Thank you all!

    Quay Po Cooks - Thanks for the award and we are honored that you think our blog is fantastic :)

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  19. Your pictures are fantastic!
    I wish I could find mustard greens here...

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  20. lovely pics namitha and so healthy dish as well

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  21. valare assalayittundu.... aashamsakal....

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  22. Simple and yummy, lovely pix too..

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  23. that looks incredibly good. never tried this recipe but looks delicious.

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  24. Healthy and delicious recipe. Love the clicks !

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  25. looks good,yummy n amazing...

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  26. Yum! Excellent side dish. Maybe, now I can get my kids to eat their veggies:)

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  27. Hi, my first time here an i'm hooked on to your recipes. This recipe of yours looks good as well as healthy too.

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  28. Simple, easy, tasty and yummy dish with fab clicks!

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