I know most of you are eating a nice Thanksgiving lunch with your families, so maybe you will see my post later today while you're starting your Black Friday surfing!
Everyone has their own favorite way to make Southern greens, but I would like to share my recipe in case you want to try it.
First, I never cook any vegetables without having King Louie's Seasoning. I have been using it for years in every vegetable I cook. I've even started using it in my fresh creamed corn for a really different, rich flavor when you add some half and half, cream cheese and butter. I have used the green bean seasoning which can be used in any vegetable and is interchangeable with the collard green seasoning (now called collard green & kale seasoning). Both taste about the same. I haven't tried too many other flavors, but I think you can't go wrong with any King Louie seasoning.
For my greens, I use a combination of collards, cabbage, turnips and sliced onions. I don't always have the turnips and you can also use mustard greens if you prefer them to collards and turnips. I use only chicken broth for the liquid, no water. I usually try to have some smoked ham pieces, but if you're cutting back on fat, you really don't need the ham with King Louie's seasoning. I wash all of the greens several times and cut all of the leaves into bite-size pieces. I get the chicken broth and meat boiling and add the King Louie seasoning. I don't ever measure the King Louie's, so I would say start with 2 heaping tablespoons for a medium size pot of greens. Taste a spoonful of your liquid after it is heated and add more King Louie's and a teaspoon or two of salt until it is the flavor you want. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes, then start adding your greens and onions. I usually let the greens start boiling, then turn down to low simmer and cook about 45 minutes or until all of the greens are as tender as you like them. This is my recipe, and I cooked some today, so I'm ready to eat Magnolia's Southern-Style Greens with some little fried cornbread patties and pepper sauce.
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
Oh, BTW, you can order King Louie's on their website, but their shipping seems too high. If you live in Fitzgerald, I used to get King Louie's at Hometown Hardware. They may have discontinued keeping it in stock, but I am pretty sure that you can get King Louie's at G & L Pawn.