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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.
  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

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: 
Side Dish
Turnip, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 177 Calories from Fat 61

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.2%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 25.6 mg8.5%

Sodium 999 mg41.6%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.8%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g38.3%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 8 g15.5%

Vitamin A 168.1% Vitamin C 23.1%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 2.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Cajun Style Turnip Greens Recipe Video