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Dec 10, 2012

Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Leg Recipe

This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! 

Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Leg



This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! Serve with fried fish or chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie for a tasty comfort food meal! The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to these greens!



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There's nothing better than a huge, heaping plate full of soul food! 

After traveling to many places in the south and tasting some amazing southern soul food, I couldn't wait to come home and recreate some of those wonderful flavors I've tried over the years.

Let me introduce you to my greens! This recipe always turns out to be SO delicious. I've made it quite a few times through the years and it seems to taste better and better every time.

The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to the greens, along with the garlic, onion and seasonings. I usually grab the biggest smoked turkey leg I can find at the grocery store because I love the flavor it adds SO much.

It's worth the splurge and this recipe makes a good sized batch. After serving a family of four, we usually have some leftover.



This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! Serve with fried fish or chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie for a tasty comfort food meal! The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to these greens!


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This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! Serve with fried fish or chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie for a tasty comfort food meal! The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to these greens!


This recipe would also be great with kale or mustard greens, in addition or instead of the collard or turnip greens that I usually use.

You can also use smoked turkey wings, smoked ham hocks, bacon, ham shanks or a leftover ham bone instead of the turkey leg.

Make the most of the ingredients available to you!

I feel so blessed that I have access to a community garden during the summer months and can pick fresh greens anytime. They grow great in Minnesota and produce enough for the whole neighborhood, I swear!



This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! Serve with fried fish or chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie for a tasty comfort food meal! The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to these greens!


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Enjoy!


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Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Leg

Yield: 8 servings

ingredients:

  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 1 pound collard or turnip greens, or a mixture of both rinsed, and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chili pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • water

instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the turkey leg in a large stock pot
  2. Add enough water to cover the greens. Add the turkey leg. 
  3. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove the turkey leg during cooking, remove meat, cut into bite sized pieces, and add back to the greens for the remainder of cooking time.
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This side dish is the perfect addition to your Sunday soul food dinner! Serve with fried fish or chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie for a tasty comfort food meal! The smoked turkey leg adds the most amazing flavor to these greens!


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9 comments:

  1. This looks so good, I always make a big pot and freeze them. Put on a pot of hot rice and cornbread. This is good eats.

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    1. I will have to try them with rice!! I agree, such good eats. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I was just saw that you put this recipe on Chef in Training. Yummo! I love hearty greens like this and the turkey legs sealed the deal. Hope you will share on Thursdays Treasures.

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    1. Thanks! I missed linking up this week. Will have to catch you next week!

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  3. This looks so good. I can see my family eating it after the holiday, when you need good soul food!

    Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  4. Great healthy version with smoked turkey. Thanks for sharing this soulful food with us.

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  5. Being raised in the south, I love collards. Smoked turkey is a great replacement for pork.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FFF this week.

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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