Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ye’abesha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens) #EatTheWorld


It's hard to believe that we're already in 2019...where did the year go?! So, here we are for the first 2019 installment of our #EattheWorld project, being spearheaded by Evelyne of CulturEatz. Here's her challenge.


And this month she has us traveling by tabletop to Ethiopia. She wrote: "We will start off 2019 with a trip back to African roots with a gorgeous and delicious African country! Ethiopia!"

Check out all the wonderful Ethiopian dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld.




When I thought about what to make, I revisited Yemarina Yewotet Dabo (Ethiopian Honey Bread), our very untraditional Injera, and another very untraditional Vegetable Wat. But I decided to try my hand at a vegetable dish using collard greens.

Ingredients

  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ t black cardamom seeds
  • ¼ t ground fenugreek
  • ¼ t nigella seeds




  • 1 organic yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed
  • 1" knob fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1½ C water
  • 1½ lbs. collard greens, sliced into 1" wide strips
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 T white vinegar
  Procedure

Melt butter in olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add cardamom seeds, ground fenugreek, and nigella seeds. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until translucent, approximately 5 to 6 minutes.

Add garlic and ginger and cook until softened and fragrant, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add collards, water, and salt and pepper; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until collards are tender, approximately 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar and serve collards hot.

5 comments:

  1. Collards are my favorite greens, those look so delicious.

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  2. I never know what to make (in a fun way) with collard greens, this is awesome!

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  3. A perfect side dish, love greens and always happy to have a new recipe to try.

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  4. I love collards and am always looking for new ways to prepare them! I don't think I've ever used nigella seeds, and now I want to try them. Looking forward to adding this to my menu plan!

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  5. Honestly this was the first dish that I thought of when read about the challenge. I love the collard greens - may be it is the vinegar, but this one tastes much better than most other recipes I have tried. YUM !

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