Collard Greens Mix and Smoked Turkey
A popular soul food recipe in the south is collard greens, mixed with proper seasonings and a few other types of greens, you have a dish that even royalty will savor. I use smoked turkey for seasoning because I prefer the healthy nature and taste of smoked turkey to other popular meats. I usually make a large batch and invite friends over who love savory collard greens with smoked turkey or I freeze leftovers for later. This is the most delicious collard greens with smoke turkey mix you will ever eat.
Collard Greens Ingredients
4 large stalks of collard greens
2 stalks of mustard greens
1 stalk of turnip greens
1 stalk of kale
2 drumsticks of smoked turkey (or 2 wings)
2 onions, finely chopped
1 whole garlic plant, finely chopped
3 stalks of green onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 T oregano
2 T thyme
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 extra, extra large pot
If the stalks are already separated by your grocer, then measure a stalk as 1 large bag.
Separate all of the large stalks, place them in a large sink full of water, let them soak for 1/2 hour. Separate the leaves from the middle stalks. Throw away the middle stalk, keep the leaves only. Drain the dirty water from the sink.
Drain the sink, fill it with water again, soak the leaves, rinse again, and remove them, tear them into small pieces and place them in a large pot of water, filled to about half full.
Separate the smoked turkey from the bone and chop into small pieces. Place on top of the collard greens mixture.
Add all other ingredients on top of the collard greens mix–Onion, garlic, green onion, bell pepper, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper.
Let the mixture cook about 1/2 hour, then stir the ingredients on top into the greens. The greens will cook down to about half the original size, at least. Let the greens simmer for another hour. You should have a large portion, enough for about 3-4 meals with 2-4 people. Place the leftover greens in small containers and freeze until you need them for the next meal.
Collard greens are considered a cheap recipe because they are easy to grow in a garden as well as other greens.
This soul food collard greens with smoked turkey recipe can be used as a side dish or a whole meal.