Your Free Guide to Cooking Gourmet Greens

Sautéed Dandelion Greens                                      October, 12, 2020

Thin, leafy greens with a bite. These aren't the dandelion greens you see popping up in your driveway (oops!). Our fresh, aquaponically  grown dandelion greens have a clean earthy flavor with a bitter finish. They are great lightly sautéed with your choice of oil & toppings, here are some recommendations:

Ingredients

DANDELION GREENS - the more the better

GARLIC 1-2 CLOVES

SMALL ONION OR 2 SHALLOTS

OLIVE OIL OR OIL OF YOUR CHOICE

SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE

 

OPTIONAL:

RED PEPPER FLAKES TO TASTE

PARMESEAN CHEESE  

OTHER GREENS & VEGGIES ARE GREAT ADDITIONS SINCE DANDELIONS SHRINK DOWN AND HAVE A STRONG FLAVOR- KALE, SPINACH, BOK CHOY, ESCAROLE, MUSTARD GREENS, SWISS CHARD, BELL PEPPERS, TURNIPS, LEEKS, POTATOES, MUSHROOMS

MEAT IS A GOOD WAY TO BALANCE BITTERNESS - ADD THEM TO A STEAK OR ADD CHOPPED BACON, SAUSAGE, PROSCUITTO or MEAT SUBSTITUTE

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prep your greens by rinsing them in cold water and trimming any end bits if you choose. Drain and pat dry.

  • Heat frying pan (deeper if you are using other greens/meat) on medium to low heat with 1-2 TBSP of oil, minced garlic and onion or shallot. Sauté until translucent. If you are using any type of meat or other hearty vegetables, now would be the time to add them and cook until tender 5-15 minutes. Season any hearty vegetables or meat first and then again after adding greens.

  • Add all your dandelion greens, any other leafy additions and season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes or until wilted and dark green. Remove from heat, and finish with fresh parmesan (optional).

Mustard Greens

Mustard greens can be frilly and long or flat leafed and short. They have a mild earthy flavor with a very strong, mustard - umami aftertaste. They pair wonderfully with steak and burgers to balance out the greens exuberant flavor. They add a spicy flair to sandwiches, salads or as a finishing touch do a dish. 

Sauteed Mustard Greens:

Very similar to dandelion greens, simply saute them with your favorite cooking oil, garlic, onions and finish with sesame oil or seeds for an added nutty note.

Ingredients

MUSTARD GREENS - the more the better

GARLIC 1-2 CLOVES

SMALL ONION OR 2 SHALLOTS

OLIVE OIL AND/OR SESAME OIL

SALT & PEPPER TO TASTE

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Prep your greens by rinsing them in cold water and trimming any end bits if you choose. Drain and pat dry.

  • Heat frying pan (deeper if you are using other greens/meat) on medium to low heat with 1-2 TBSP of oil, minced garlic and onion or shallot. Sauté until translucent. 

  • Add all your mustard greens, any other leafy additions and season with salt, and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes or until wilted and dark green. Finish with a splash of sesame oil or seeds. Remove from heat, and serve.