Friday, January 01, 2010

Wilted Mustard Greens

Braised or wilted greens are a nice side dish to serve with a variety of cold weather foods and also very healthy to eat, high in fiber and Vitamins A and K . The Mustard plants scientific name is Brassica Juncea and is often found in African, Indian and Chinese cooking. In the United states its a common ingredient in Southern Soul Food cooking. Slowly cooked for a long periods of time and flavored with smoked ham hocks. I chose to simply saute the washed leaves in extra virgin olive oil with a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

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