If you're looking to add some variety to your diet, mustard greens are perfect to introduce as they have a unique flavor profile and are packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Chef Frank Boerdner turns this pungent, spicy fresh green into a delicious southern style comfort dish. Learn more about the health benefits of mustard greens and tips on how to incorporate them into your diet in this month's featured ingredient.
Southern Style Mustard Greens
By Chef Frank Boerdner
3 pounds fresh mustard greens, cleaned
2 tablespoons olive oil blend (use if not using pork jowl)
2 tablespoons vegetable base (use if not using pork jowl)
6-ounce pork jowl, diced (optional)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
¼ stick European-style unsalted butter, cubed
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
Add pork jowl, stirring constantly (if not using pork jowl, use olive oil blend). Reduce heat to medium. Add the diced onion and sauté until caramelized. Add the cleaned mustard greens and red pepper flakes. Let simmer until tender, stirring occasionally. If not using pork jowl, add in the vegetable base.
Add the cubed butter and vinegar. Gently stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use a slotted spoon to drain excess liquids.
Serve and enjoy!