Another one of my weekly meal plan recipes. I either choose between collard greens or cabbage. OMG! The health benefits of collard greens is amazing! It is one of the highest sources of calcium (so who needs milk right !) I’m more of a Paleo girl myself but anyway here is my secret recipe:
1 bunch of collard greens
1 fully-cooked, smoked turkey leg (can also use smoked turkey wings)
1/2 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon of butter
3 garlic cloves, diced
3 cups of chicken broth
1 green bell pepper
1t. red pepper flakes
Sea salt, Slap yo mama seasonings, Apple cider vinegar, hot sauce (optional)
Remove the collard green leaf from the steam.
Wash the collards several times in cold water to remove any dirt and grit. You can also use salt to help remove the grit if needed. Rinse well & set aside
In a large pot, add a tablespoon of Raw Grass Fed Butter (I like Kerrygold) and the chopped onions & garlic. Saute until tender.
Add in the chicken broth, red pepper flakes, & the turkey leg. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. This helps the broth take on that delicious, smokey flavor!
Add in the collard greens. Cook on med-low heat until tender for about 45-60 minutes. You can increase the heat if needed but do not boil the collard greens. you want to slowly steam cook. They will wilt down as they cook.
When done, season to your preference. I usually add in a few drops of hot sauce along with a few dashes of black pepper and Saveur Onion Garlic Rub.
(This recipe was inspired by GA Peach and Healthy Side of Me.)