Brazilian Couve a Mineira - Garlicky Collard green

Beth Renzetti

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Shamelessly swiped from About.com South American food for play in Culinary Quest 2014.
This popular recipe for collard greens comes from the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. Thinly sliced collard greens are briefly cooked in garlic and olive oil for a healthy, tasty side dish. These greens are a traditional accompaniment to the classic Brazilian dish feijoada, but they go with almost any meal.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

2 lb
collard greens (2-3 bunches)
6 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
3 Tbsp
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash the collard greens well. Remove the largest stems, then gather bunches of the leaves together and roll them up into a bundle. Thinly slice the bundles crosswise, cutting the leaves into very thin strips.
2
Finely chop the garlic. (or to be really traditional, mash the garlic with the kosher salt with a mortar and pestle)
3
Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet (cast iron works well) or wok over medium heat. Add the garlic and salt, and cook, stirring, until the garlic is just golden and fragrant.
4
Add the greens and sauté 3 or 4 minutes until they are bright green in color and starting to soften.
5
Season greens with more salt and pepper to taste, and serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy