Mess 'O Greens


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
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  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 smoked turkey wing, cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 lb. greens, such as collard, mustard, turnip, and kale, washed and trimmed, torn into pieces
  • Salt and pepper


Heat olive oil in a large stock-pot or casserole over medium high heat until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add leeks and garlic; stir to coat. Cook, stirring, until leeks are softened but not brown, about 3 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, smoked turkey wing, and greens; if necessary add greens in a few batches. Add water; cover. Steam greens, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. uncover, add 3/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, 3 minutes more. Discard turkey and garlic and serve.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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