Cajun Style Turnip Greens
|Turnip greens||2 Pound|
|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)|
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".
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