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Cajun Style Turnip Greens

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Turnip greens are a real Southern Cajun food. No Cajun recipe collection would be complete without this southern cooking recipe. You rarely see this great vegetable in restaurants, although some Southern based cafeterias like Piccadilly serve them. Turnip greens are something you get at home, or don’t get at all.
Ingredients
  Turnip greens 2 Pound
  Tunrip 2 Medium
  Smoked ham 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil/Fat from the seasoning meat 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable stock 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Cajun trinity 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Prepare all your ingredients in order to easily put together.

Using fresh Turnip Greens, soak the greens in salted water. You will need to rinse and soak again a few times to make sure all the grit is removed. Chop into small bitsize pieces. (Hint: we found a 2 lb pre-washed pack at the supermarket - ready to go turnip greens.)

Cook your bacon, ham, or sausage in a skillet. Drain, cut-up and set aside.

Turnip Roots - peel the thick outer skin. Cut-up into diced bite-size pieces.

Chop your onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

Ready to Cook:

Begin by pouring 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or fat from the seasoning meat in a stock pot. Saute the Cajun Trinity for 5 minutes. Pour in 4-6 cups stock. Add diced turnip roots. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes.

Add the Turnip Greens, Seasoning meat, salt and Cajun Seasoning. Cover and lower the heat to medium #4. Cook for 45 minutes.

Serve in a bowl with a good hot biscuit for dipping the "pot licker".

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Turnip, Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6
No Cajun meal could be complete without turnip greens that make a staple part of Southern Cajun food. Beryl Stokes shares with her viewers a simple turnip green recipe a la Cajun style that is supercharged with both health and taste. A healthy, tasty way to enjoy the goodness of turnip greens instead. Try it to know it yourself.

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tanya3286's picture
This is a great recipe for winter it seems... can i use other any other meat for it?? or if I do not want to use meat..can i use imitation meat chunks??