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#1 Old 05-10-2005, 01:48 PM
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I never had it before and just bought a bunch for the first time. I tried recipes on the web but none of them is appealing..Does anyone here like this veggie? How do you cook it? Thank you
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#2 Old 05-10-2005, 01:52 PM
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I love collards! I tend to just eat them fresh, in a mixed-greens salad. I've read that you can boil them also. To me, they are 10x better in a salad than iceberg lettuce is.
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I like to lightly saute them in a pan with some olive oil and a little bit of water until they are bright green and soft. Yum.
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#4 Old 05-10-2005, 02:02 PM
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I boil them!!
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I saute them with garlic and oil, then add a bit of water, some salt and simmer them, covered, until they are tender. This takes 20 minutes or so, although I've heard it can vary a lot depending on how old the leaves are.
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My favorite is boiled. Simmer them for around 30 min. with some soy sauce and lemon juice squeezed into your boiling water. If you like, you can splash a little vinegar on them after you've put them on your plate.



Another great option is making rolls. Cut off the stem, make a tofu-ricotta style filling, and wrap the filling in a collard leaf like an egg roll. Roast the rolls in the oven at 375 or so for about 15 min.
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I love collards! I tend to just eat them fresh, in a mixed-greens salad. I've read that you can boil them also. To me, they are 10x better in a salad than iceberg lettuce is.

And they're not too tough or chewy this way?



<-- never thought of eating collards raw before.
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#8 Old 05-11-2005, 09:43 AM
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Hmm, collard greens would seem to be a bit too tough to eat raw for me too. It's worth a try.



I tend to use collard greens interchangably with spinach. Has a bit of a different flavor but still just as tasty.
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Oh yeah, I forgot, for those of you who like boiled collards, put in a piece of dulse during the cooking. It adds a smoky, salty flavor to the greens.
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What is dulse?
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#11 Old 05-11-2005, 03:10 PM
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And they're not too tough or chewy this way?



<-- never thought of eating collards raw before.



I don't think they are too tough or chewy, personally. I think they are good!
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maybe add veggie broth or fake chicken/beef stuff...



I know when I was omni, collard greens with a hunk of bacon/ham thrown in was the best... but that's not really an option, so maybe boullion/broth would work... it's just a shot in the dark. I've never tried it, but it might work
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sauteed w/ lotsa ..I mean lotsa garlic...my favorite thing!
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maybe add veggie broth or fake chicken/beef stuff...



I know when I was omni, collard greens with a hunk of bacon/ham thrown in was the best... but that's not really an option, so maybe boullion/broth would work... it's just a shot in the dark. I've never tried it, but it might work

I've always wondered if a shot of liquid smoke would work well in place of the pig bits, but I've never tried it.



Either that, or frying up some soy bacon/tempeh bacon before cooking the greens might give that smokiness that pig used to give.....
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maybe add veggie broth or fake chicken/beef stuff...



I know when I was omni, collard greens with a hunk of bacon/ham thrown in was the best... but that's not really an option, so maybe boullion/broth would work... it's just a shot in the dark. I've never tried it, but it might work



A dollop of liquid smoke would be good.



I love collards. I just steam 'em down and dress them with Earth Balance, salt, pepper, and a bit of balsamic vinegar or whatever vinegar/oil salad dressing I have on hand.
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What is dulse?



It's a purple-red seaweed. Easy to find here in Columbus, so i imagine elsewhere.
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