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 Post subject: Stir fried mustard
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:49 am 
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Usually I'm a 'more is more' kind of guy, but today I decided to cook some mustard in a simple manner since it's starting to bolt on me. A couple handfulls of leaves chopped into 1" strips and 3 coarsely chopped garlic cloves stir-fried in a tablespoon of olive oil until it's al-dente (the leaves wilt but the stems are still crispy inside), then a sprinkle of salt on the plate. Takes about 1 minute to cook and it's mmm-mmm good - I went back for 3rds. :o

I think you could do this with any kind of green, it worked well with hon-tsai-tai too though the hon-tsai-tai was tough from the hot weather compared to the mustard. I was shooting for something like the Chinese broccoli you get in a dim-sum place, and it's in the ball-park. Don't know what the sauce they put on the broccoli is though.

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 Post subject: Re: Stir fried mustard
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:29 pm 
I have to admit that out of the normal "greens" regularly grown &/or for sale around here (kale, collards, turnip, mustard), kale & mustard are my hands-down favorites. I don't know why, but I've never thought of stir-frying mustard greens on their own. I've done them when they've been part of a fresh Asian stir-fry greens "mix", but this is something I'll have to try. With a drizzle of hot sesame oil & a dash of soy sauce it might make a very interesting green side to Teriyaki-glazed chicken or salmon.

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 Post subject: Re: Stir fried mustard
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 12:01 am 
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I like raw mustard greens on hamburgers and as a garnish to steaks too, it's sort of an alternative to horseradish. Mustard grows extremely well in the winter and self-seeds so I've been going with the flow.

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