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07-03-2009, 06:23 PM
I was thinking about buying some but i'm afraid that i won't like it.I was raised on cooked collard greens and i was wondering how the fresh raw greens tasted.:)
07-03-2009, 06:37 PM
Well, I tried them cooked and couldn't stand them. Then again, I don't really like any greens cooked unless they are finely minced and mixed in with other stuff. But I like pretty much any greens raw, provided they are fresh and not wilted by any form of dressing. I tend to like my greens mixed so that I am not getting too much of any one flavor, especially with the bitter stuff.
07-03-2009, 07:27 PM
They're not really strongly flavored at all.
They're great used to wrap other stuff, like a pate with cut up tomatoes and avocado, sunflower sprouts, cashew sour creme, all of it wrapped up tight in a collard. Yum!
07-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Try Marinated Ones.
MASSAGED MARINATED GREENS
this comes out enough like old-fashioned Southern greens to satisfy
your longing for Grandmamma’s cooking.
1 bunch collard greens
5 - 10 kalamata olives, finely chopped
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, slivered
fresh garlic, finely chopped, to taste, or garlic powder (optional)
chili seasoning, to taste (optional)
1 - Roll up 2 - 3 leaves into a cylindrical “cigar” shape.
2 - With a sharp knife, thinly slice the rolled greens crosswise into
3 - Cross-chop the “rounds”
4 - Place in a large bowl.
5 - Repeat steps 1 - 4 until all greens have been chopped.
6 - Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix.
7 - With hands, ‘massage” greens until bulk is reduced by half.
8 - Set aside to marinate for one hour (or up to 24 hours).
Alternately, eat right away.
07-04-2009, 02:02 AM
I used to love LOVE LOVE cooked collards. Turns out they're good raw too -- sort of sweet. And they turn your spit bright green!
Unfortunately, raw collards don't always love me back. They give me the most horrible stomach aches in the WORLD. Like, gotta skip work and stay in bed for two days kind of stomach ache. But if I hold them over a steaming pot of water for a few seconds until they wilt just a little, then I can enjoy them. They make for excellent burritos.
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