View Full Version : What to do with marinated greens?
11-28-2009, 02:18 PM
I have a huge bowl of marinated greens (garlic, nama shoyu - savory) and I don't really LOVE them on their own. I'm actually bored eating them before I get through one serving and I think I have about a dozen. Any ideas for things I could do to jazz these up?
11-29-2009, 07:45 PM
Add them to a salad or wrap, add other spices to them-kelp, cayenne, etc., add other veggies if you don't want a full salad, add fruit like apple so it's less savory, or make a dressing to give it a different flavor. Tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, green beans are some that would taste good with them.
11-29-2009, 08:10 PM
What kind of greens? If it was kale I would dehydrate it and make chips. :)
They might also be good as a layer in a lasagne type of dish. A layer of thin sliced zucchini or grated butternut squash, a layer of nut cream or nut cheese, tomato sauce, pesto, and greens, topped with more nut cheese.
11-29-2009, 08:36 PM
How about dehydrating some of it, then grinding it to powder for a salad sprinkle or seasoning?
12-01-2009, 07:54 AM
Thanks guys! They are still in the fridge (wrapped tightly, hope they're still good). Combo of swiss chard & collards. If they are still good, they are going in the dehydrator. I don't know what I did wrong, but the texture never changed...it was like eating...well, raw greens :-) I'm not there yet!
12-01-2009, 08:56 AM
yeah those will be fine in the D. the chard will shrink down to almost nothing but ive made chips before with the collards. Also, i think if you want to change them to soften them, try using something like kale, and literally knead the olive oil into them with your hands. this helps break down the fibers better than just letting the stuff sit and marinate in it.
PS did you use oil in your marinade? i think the oil helps to soften them!
also when i do kale i also massage a bit of honey into it. that seems to help a bit too. but kale and collards are a diff. texture. i dont think you will ever get collards soft just by them sitting in a marinade. though maybe if you put them in a marinade in the D you might. i would just make chips t hough.
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