Cooking collard greens is always an enjoyable experience - not only because of the delicious, smoky flavor they bring to any dish, but also because of the sense of satisfaction that comes with preparing them.
Collard greens are a staple in many households, and preparing them is a labor of love. The process can be time-consuming, but it's worth it when you take your first bite!
From simmering the leaves in a flavorful broth to serving them for friends and family, there's something special about cooking collard greens that brings joy to my heart. Whether I'm preparing them for myself or for a crowd, I know I'm making something good!
I love collard greens.
For this greens recipe I use smoked turkey instead of smoked ham hocks, fat back, or bacon. Now you might be thinking 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. Don't knock this recipe until you try it. Just give the recipe a try and I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the awesome taste. Even better, you can easily master this recipe and prepare greens for many years to come.
Looking at the recipe above it is easy for you to see how simple it is to prepare healthy collard greens. Because I don't have to worry about all the unhealthy fats from ham hocks or fat back, I prepare this recipe at least one time per week. This way I have a healthy side dish to serve along with many of the meals I cook throughout the week.