Monday, January 31, 2011

Recipe: Collards in Wine Sauce

Last week I posted a recipe for kale chips that my family loves.  This week it is collards.  When I make the collards in wine sauce, the kids say, "I like the collards this way best."  They will eat the collards without any drama, but they do not ask me for more.  Then again, collards and kids are not usually thought of together.  Greens are an important part of a healthy diet, so I make them at least once a week.  Try this recipe and you may have people eating collards and they may even compliment you once in awhile. 

  • Large bunch of collards washed well and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 2 t turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet wine

  1. Bring a 6 quart stainless steel pot filled with water to a rolling boil.  Add collards and cook for 9-10 minutes until tender.  Drain well and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, saute onion in olive oil until softened.  Add turbinado sugar, salt and pepper and stir.  Let the onion caramelize by letting it cook for another 3-5 minutes.  Add the wine and turn up the heat.  The mixture should reduce to about half.  Take away from the heat. 
  3. Pour the wine mixture over the drained collards and mix well.
Stay healthy & well,

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