Cooking Louisiana - Mustard Greens

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.

Mustard Greens I grew just throwing seeds on the ground!2 bunches of mustard greens
1/2 med onion
1/2 cup fresh green onions
2" x 2" piece of salt meat
bacon grease
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. 

Salt MeatIn 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 browned.

Dissolve the bullion cubes in one cup of water


Mustard GreensWhile 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..



Mustard GreensTaste 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 bullion.

Drain 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 and season.





Mustard Greens


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