Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Enjoying The Fruits of our Labor > Recipes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
WG Fundraising Coordinator
 
linrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kentucky
Default What do you do with mustard green?

DH came back from the Farmer's Market with oriental mustard greens. I have no idea what to do with them except saute them. Mustard greens can be quite pungent, what goes well with them? I'm sure they are full of vitamins etc, I don't want to put them in the compost in a couple of days when they go limp.

Any suggestions?
linrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
WG Prize & Gift Coordinator
 
havalotta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Default

Sorry, Never heard of them...Not much help I am!
__________________
The successful woman is the woman that had the chance and took it!

A walk among the elusive Whitetail Deer
havalotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

I've blanched and dehydrated some so I could add em to soups this winter. If you've got a pressure canner.... here's a good how to on putting em up, How to can your own homemade canned greens, like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens or turnip greens (complete directions with photos ). I love that site.... I've learned a lot from their how-tos because of all their photos. Pretty much anything you can make with turnip, collard, or kale greens you can substitute in mustard greens. Here's a recipe I've been eyeballing for a while, Perfect Southern Greens Kale, Beet, Collard Greens, Mustard) Recipe - Soul.Food.com - 163356. Cubed smoked turkey can be substitued for the ham. I'm thinking this recipe could even be pressure canned or maybe there's 1 real similar to it online that can be.

adding.... you can blanche and freeze em if you can't figure out what to do with em and don't want em going to waste.
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss

Last edited by Equilibrium; 09-23-2012 at 01:15 PM. Reason: forgot something
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
WG Facilitator
 
biigblueyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cajun Country, Louisiana, USA
Default

I'm not sure how pungent oriental mustard compared to others. I had mizuna streaks mustard and put it in a soup - kind of like a free-style italian wedding soup. I found that the strong smell and taste went out of it after a little cooking - 20-30 minutes, I'd say.

Freestyle Italian Wedding Soup

Brown ground beef, or use leftover meat (crumbled hamburger patties work)

Add chopped onions, chopped mustard and other veggies you use (bell pepper, garlic, etc.) to broth. Season to your taste. Add small pasta and let it cook in the soup. Enjoy.
__________________
My yarden and I lean a little to the wild side.
biigblueyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
WG Fundraising Coordinator
 
linrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kentucky
Default

Awesome recipes guys, thank you! I was thinking soup also, I made chicken soup yesterday from the remnants of a roast chicken I made earlier in the week as my tummy wasn't feeling right. I should have put them in. Actually I have a lot of broth left, I'll just toss them in and see how it tastes. All I had in for veggies were onions, garlic, parsley and dill. I do have a cookbook of only soups but the author is French and some of those recipes are just too complex. Her mustard green recipe called for pork and bacon. While I have a southern heritage, my dad was from Alabama, I don't eat pork. He used to like to cook with ham hocks, chitlins, fatback, all that stuff. My cholesterol levels won't take that. I like the idea of smoked turkey equil, good substitute.
linrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

I don't do anything with them...smile...but, I stumbled across a blog today that had a recipe or two that intrigued me. After scrolling through from page to page, I came across a recipe with mustard greens which made me think of this thread, so I thought I'd post it here. Artsy-Foodie: Mustard Greens and Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
green, mustard

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2