Greens with Sweet Onion and Feta
any short, substantial pasta, it also tastes good by itself, with a big
chunk of crusty bread to mop up the juices.
Try a combination of kale, escarole or chard, and mustard greens to
complement the pungent flavor of the cheese.
– 6 servings, Preparation: 40 minutes – 15 minutes of work)
2 cups of cooked and mashed butternut squash,
4 large bunches of fresh greens, steamed
if necessary, and coarsely chopped.
(about 12 cups)
3 cups sliced onion (If available, use a sweet variety like Vidalia
or Maui, otherwise regular onions will do)
1/2 to 3/4 pound feta
Pepper to taste
the oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven. Add the onion and salt lightly. Sauté over high heat for about 5 minutes,
then turn the heat to medium, cover, and let the onion cook until very
tender (about 10 more minutes).
2 Add the
greens in batches (as much as will fit), sprinkling lightly with salt after
all the greens have wilted, stir in the feta, and cook for about 2 minutes
longer. Taste to adjust salt. (Some feta cheeses are saltier then
to a platter, and grind on a generous amount of black pepper. Serve hot or warm, on or next to pasta or
grains, or by itself.
GREENS W/SWEET ONIONS AND SOUR CHERRIES
ingredients as above except as follows:
fresh sour cherries, pitted (or canned unsweetened sour cherries, drained)
cherries in small bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Let sit 10 minutes.
recipe above and when all greens have wilted, stir in the sour cherries and
cook for just
about 5 minutes longer. Transfer to
platter and serve hot or warm.
Be sure to
include some of the delicious cooking juices with each serving.
and Hon Tsai Tai with Lemon
is the bunch of greens without any tops, whereas Hon Tsai Tai is the greens
with purple stems and yellow flowers.
The entire plant is edible.
1 lb each broccoli raab (rapini) and Hon Tsai
Tai, 6 Tablespoons of olive oil, 4 garlic cloves, 1 onion optional, salt
and pepper to taste, 2 Fresh Lemons.
Clean and trim the tough stems
from the broccoli raab and Hon Tsai Tai. (Most should be edible but you should try
them raw to see how they are for you!)
Heat olive oil, onion and garlic.
Sauté briefly. Add greens,
salt & pepper then stir until just tender. Place in serving dish and if desired,
drizzle with lemon juice.