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Kenyan-Style Collard Greens in Lemon Sauce Recipe-10360

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Recipe

Sukuma Wiki

While these lightly cooked greens in their pungent sauce are a traditional side dish to Spicy Matoke, you’ll probably enjoy them so much that you’ll want to serve them with more conventional all-American dishes too.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds collard greens
  • 1¾ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 fresh hot chile pepper, such as serrano, seeded and minced
  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

1. In a large sink of lukewarm water, agitate the collard greens well to remove any hidden grit. Carefully lift the greens out of the water and transfer them to a colander, leaving the grit on the bottom of the sink. Repeat the procedure in a sink of fresh water. Remove and discard the woody stems. Stack the collard leaves a few at a time, and cut them crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips.

2. Bring 1 cup of the water to a boil in a large skillet. Add the collard greens, cover, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the greens are barely tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the greens well.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and chile pepper, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the drained greens.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining ¾ cup water with the lemon juice, flour, and salt until smooth. Stir this into the greens, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened and the flour flavor has cooked away, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.


© 1991 Eric V. Copage
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 6.

107kcal (5%)
228mg (23%)
63mg (104%)
515mcg RAE (17%)
389mg
21mg
4g
3g
6g
13g
0mg (0%)
229mg (10%)
0g (2%)
5g (8%)
1mg (3%)
 

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