Southern Living Quick Braised Collards with Garlic (#1221)

Serves
Ready
4
18
Minutes
Prep
Cook
10
Minutes
8
Minutes
Categories
Side Low Fat Healthy
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Ingredients

For Blanching The Collards

  • 1 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 pounds Collard Greens or kale, mustard greens, stemmed, washed in 2 or 3 changes of clean water, and coarsely chopped

Other Ingredients

  • 2 cloves Garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup Low Salt Chicken Broth or vegetable broth, up to 1/2 cup
  • 1 Salt to taste
  • 1 Lemon wedges, to serve

Directions

  1. To blanch collards:
  2. Bring 2 quarts water to boil in a large deep sauté pan.
  3. Add salt and collards, stir until wilted.
  4. Cover and cook until greens are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain in colander. Rinse greens with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Gather handful of greens, lift out of water, and squeeze until only droplets fall from them.
  6. Repeat with remaining greens.
  7. Roughly cut each bunch of greens. Set aside.
  8. Heat oil over medium heat in the sauté pan, add garlic and red pepper flakes, stirring until garlic starts to sizzle.
  9. Stir in blanched collards, stir to coat evenly with oil.
  10. Add 1/3 cup stock, cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring in more stock during cooking if needed.
  11. Until collards are tender and juicy and most of stock has been absorbed, 4 to 6 minutes.
  12. Serve warm with wedges of lemon.
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