Budget Cooking...Comfort & Gourmet!


Monday, July 6, 2009

Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

I prefer to purchase my greens already washed & cut. It costs more, but can you REALLY put a price on the convenience of not having to do it yourself to save time? LOL

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Tenderize those greens with some honey!

My Favorite Apple Cider Vinegar

Swap out the butter for olive oil for a healthier choice.

Liquid Smoke = Secret Ingredient

The greens would be incomplete without fresh pressed garlic & hot sauce.


3lbs smoked turkey wings
3lbs washed, cut collard greens
fresh pressed garlic (3 or more cloves)
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup hot sauce
1 tsp each: poultry seasoning, dried thyme, lawry's seasoning salt,
2 tsp each: garlic powder, onion powder,

- Cook Smoked Turkey in pressure cooker with 2 cups water for 3 hrs. (until the meat falls off of the bone).
- Remove the turkey from the pressure cooker
- Reserve the liquid.
- Add 2 lbs washed cut collard greens
- Add 1 1/2 press garlic cloves
- Add 3/4 of the rest of the seasonings

-Cook collards for 7 minutes. Transfer to an seperate stock pot, reserving liquid.

Seperate skin & meat from bone. discard skin & bones. Add meat to the cooked collards.

Add remaining collards to pressure cooker. Cook for 4 mins. Transfer to the other cooked greens. Serve over rice.

Optional side dishes:
corn bread
baked whole grain rotini & cheese



Missy said...

All kinds of wow!!! Your photos are great too!! I've never heard of tenderizing with honey.

1xellus1 said...

Wow thanks Missy! :O) yeah, a lot of people use sugar. I'm trying to get away from using it whenever I can. Also, u can throw the bags of cut up greens in the freezer for a while. I guess it's kind of like a 1st frost on greens. If that makes sense.