Thursday, July 05, 2007

Greens and corn mash

This was quite is an African dish.

I started by frying up a little bacon. I chose a cut that was mostly meat and cut off some of the thick fat. This bacon does not have any nitrates or perservatives in it.

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I added a can of black eyed peas to the bacon when it was just about done and warmed the beans up. That was served on top of my greens and corn mash.

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This garlic and onion I put in a big pot and sauteed for a few minutes with just a little olive oil. Then I added fresh yummy rainbow chard from the local farmers market. I added a couple of cups of water (you can add broth if you have it). Then stired those and cooked them on medium for 5-10 min. Then I added a cup of corn meal to the top of the dish. I did not stir but rather turned up the heat to a slight boil and covered the dish for 10 minutes. Then I opened it up and stired and cooked (lowering the heat to a simmer) until the greens and corn mash were cooked through. You might need to add more water as you cook.

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This tastes WAY better than it looks. I am not a big fan of greens so I like to sneak them into dishes so they taste yummy.

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