Soul Food Turnip Greens
Soul food turnip greens! Cooked in a savory chicken broth with onions, garlic, smoked turkey, red pepper flakes and splash of hot sauce! So addictive and delicous with no bitterness!
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red bell pepper
red pepper flakes
fully-cook smoked turkey leg
removed from bone and diced
sea salt & cracked black pepper
add as needed
washed & cut
Melt butter in a large stock pot.
Add onions and red peppers.
Cook until tender and then add garlic.
Cook garlic until fragrant and golden.
Stir in chicken broth, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and diced smoked turkey.
Taste broth and season with salt & black pepper. Broth should taste very well seasoned and delicious.
Let broth simmer for 10 minutes.
Add turnips greens to pot and allow them to cook down slightly.
Stir, cover and simmer for 1 hour (stirring occasionally)
Remove lid and taste to adjust seasonings again. (I usually add a bit more salt, black pepper and hot sauce)
Stir in baking soda and liquid smoke. (this will help further lessen the bitterness)
Cover and simmer for an additional 10- 20 minutes or until greens are tender to your liking.
Cooking times: Cooking times will vary greatly. Turnip greens that are picked when they are young are more tender and require less cooking.