Mustard greens are one of my favorite side items because they taste amazing with so many main dishes. I especially love fresh mustard greens. Mustard greens are very easy to cook. The most important tip I have is to make sure you clean the greens properly! Nobody likes gritty, grimy greens. Here’s how I prep my greens for cooking.
Tear the mustard green leaf from the center stem and discard the stem. Put all of the greens in the sink and fill it up with water. I like to rub the greens together to release any dirt or grime. Follow this with a good rinse. Drain the water and repeat twice more.
Next, add more water to the triple rinsed greens in the sink. Add a generous amount of salt and about ½-1cup of vinegar and rub the greens together in a scrubbing motion until you have done this for each leaf. Rinse well and drain.
Note: In this video, I used a mixture of turnip greens and mustard greens. I boiled the cleaned turnip greens about 15-20 minutes and poured the water off. Turnip Greens can be bitter so I wanted to pour the bitter water off of them. I then followed the recipe as listed below with a mixture of both types of greens. See the instagram reel here!
2 bunches of mustard greens
4-5 Uncooked Pig Tails or Pickled Pig Tips
1 large yellow or white onion (chopped finely)
Slap Ya Mama (to taste)
Adobo Seasoning with Complete Seasoning (to taste)
Badia Complete Seasoning (to taste)
Onion Powder (to taste)
Minced Onion (to taste)
Granulated Garlic (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
1 tbs Distilled White Vinegar