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Braised Greens

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Difficulty: $recipe[8] hats
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Nugget Signature Recipe

Ever wonder what to do with all the beautiful greens you walk by in our produce section? While Southern traditionalists often serve greens with smoked ham, black-eyed peas and pickled pepper juice, there are other options! We've made our Braised Greens as simple as possible – quick and easy to make, they epitomize how great fresh greens can taste! Toasted seeds, just a little tang from the lemon juice and the natural richness of olive oil brings out the best in this trio of greens – collard greens, mustard greens and Swiss chard.

Ingredients

Preparation

Cut greens into 1-inch-wide strips. Rinse thoroughly in cold water; shake loose excess water.

In an 8-quart stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-high flame. When oil is hot, add seeds and toast for 30-45 seconds (they will begin to pop). Quickly add shallots and sauté for an additional minute. Drop greens and lemon zest in all at once; use tongs to toss together with seeds and shallots. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 6-8 minutes. Greens will be wilted but will have retained their bright color. Remove promptly from heat, toss in lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper.

Serve while hot.

Hank Beal

Director of Adult Beverages

Techniques used in this recipe

sauté, braise

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