Here is a
"greens lover's" dish. Mustard Greens is usually a side dish to
roast or chicken stew! It's really simple to prepare mustard greens.
bunches of mustard greens
1/2 med onion
1/2 cup fresh green onions
2" x 2" piece of salt meat
1 tsp creole seasoning
2 chicken bullion cubes dissolved
salt and pepper to taste
Cube the salt meat and boil for about 5 minutes in
about 2 cups of water.
Save the liquid.
In a pot with some bacon grease begin to brown the
onions. When the onions have wilted throw in the salt meat.
Stir occasionally until every thing is partially
Dissolve the bullion cubes in one cup of water
While preparing the base
tear the spines from the leaves. This gives a sweeter mustard.
Soak the mustard greens in cold water in the sink
for about 15 minutes to soften any dirt on them..
Taste the water from the salt meat. If it's not
bitter pour about 1 a cup in the browned meat and onions to deglaze the pot. Add
the mustard greens and rinse well moving the mustard around to wash
away any dirt.
Start putting the mustard (breaking it into about
4" pieces) in until the pot is
about 3/4 full, stir around, lower the fire and cover. Within about
5 minutes the mustard in the pot will be wilted enough to add more
fresh mustard. Continue to do this until it's all in the pot. Watch
so the liquid doesn't cook all the way out. You need to keep at
least 1" of liquid in it until it's almost done. You can add
more water if you like the "pot liquor".
Once all the mustard is wilted throw in the
remainder of the seasonings and stir well.
Continue to cook it on low for about 15 minutes. Taste