Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Majestique Healthy Holidays! Melba's Collard Greens and Turkey Wings

Everyone knows that I TRY to eat a little healthier, so when I come across a yummy recipe with a healthy twist, I like to share it! I found this one years ago in a cookbook from The National Council of Negro Women's Black Family Cookbook. It was the recipe I used when I first attempted to make my greens without the tradtional smoked pork. I have to say, it was quite YUMMY! Yummy enough where I have been doing it like this for the past 20 years. Enjoy!

Melba’s Collard Greens and Turkey Wings

3 pounds fresh collard greens
About 2 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 pound smoked turkey wings
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Garlic powder
Salt-substitute seasoning

Soak and wash collard greens. Remove all grit, remove hard stems. Place greens together in small bunches. Roll together. Cut crosswise into wide strips.

Place greens, water, onion, and turkey wings in large pot. Season with sugar, pepper, garlic and salt-substitute seasoning.
Cook until greens are soft and tender.

Nutrition Content per serving:
Calories 175/ carbohydrates 21 g/ fat 6 g/
protein 10g/ cholesterol 30mg/ saturated fat 1g/ sodium 448 mg

Source: National Council of Negro Women’s Black Family Reunion Cookbook:
adapted from recipe by Melba Moore, entertainer.