Healthy Collard Greens Recipe



Collard Greens With Ham Hocks

I love collard greens.

If you like them to, you must try this collard greens recipe.  This vegetable recipe has a slight spin on it being that it's a healthy recipe.  For this greens recipe I use smoked turkey instead of smoked ham hocks, fat back, or bacon. 

Now you might be think that collard greens will not taste right without the smoked ham hock?  However, that's just not true.  Cooking with turkey will also provide enough flavor to the greens to make them tasty.

I'm sure you will enjoy this recipe for many years to come

Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • smoked turkey necks or wings
  • 1 small red onions diced
  • 2 clove garlic, diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2-3 bunches collard greens
  • salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Rinse collards greens in the sink under running cold water.
  2. Pick greens away from the stem. Stack collard greens into several leaves on top of each other. Using a cutting board and knife, roll the leaves together and cut collard green leaves into 1 inch thick strips.
  3. In a small pot boil turkey necks (or turkey wings) over medium-high heat until tender. Once turkey parts are tender rinse and transfer to the pot containing your collard greens.
  4. In separate large pot, heat equal amounts of water and chicken broth. Add greens, bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Next add diced red onions, garlic and olive oil. Cover with lid and continue to simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Once greens are tender add salt and pepper to taste. Throughout cooking continue to add equal amounts of water and broth.

This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

Serve with your favorite meat, side dishes and corn bread.

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