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Jamaican Style Greens

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If you like greens, you’re gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!



I wanted to make Callaloo to go with our Jamaican theme dinner. We had Ziggy Marley’s Jerk Chicken, with these Jamaican Style Greens, and some sweet fried plantains. Yes, that’s Bob Marley’s son giving out his family recipes, cool mon! It was awesome.

I love doing dinners from around the world. Here’s another one we did last year that turned out so good, Jamaican Pork Tenderloin with Mango Habanero Salsa. Of course, you’ve got to like a little zip of spice to enjoy Jamaican food and we love it.

Here in the midwest I really have no idea where I’d be able to find the proper greens for the Callaloo. So I have a boat full of greens in the backyard (pictured below). So we’re making traditional greens, Jamaican style.

Dark leafy greens are so healthy, I’m always hearing from my doctor and my eye doctor to eat plenty of dark leafy greens to prevent Macular Degeneration, because they can already see the beginnings of that in one eye. It’s not something to take lightly. So we have a huge harvest to use before the bugs chow them down. I don’t mind sharing so I planted a lot.

We know the greens are super healthy, however the bacon is not, but the flavor it adds is amazing. We use that because it tastes so good, but if you can’t have bacon you can use a good flavorful olive oil instead, probably at least 1/4 cup in place of the bacon.

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!



What can you serve with this Jamaican Style Greens?

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

Some tips:

  • The center stems of most greens are very tough, and nearly impossible to eat. Just pull or cut them out before cooking your greens.

If you LOVE this Jamaican Style Greens recipe, try this Jamaican Pork Tenderloin with Mango Habanero Salsa

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Jamaican Style Greens

Jamaican Style Greens

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb Greens (We used Collards, Kale & Swiss Chard)
  • 4 thick slices of bacon
  • 3-4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 can chicken broth (low sodium)
  • Pinch of pepper flakes or 1/4 scotch bonnet (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the greens thoroughly. Remove the stems that run down the center by holding the leaf in your left hand and stripping the leaf down with your right hand. The tender young stems don't need to be stripped. Stack the leaves, roll and cut or just tear into pieces.
  2. Cut bacon into 1/2 pieces and cook over medium high heat, add onion, garlic, thyme and tomato.  Add greens, chicken broth, brown sugar and pepper flakes or scotch bonnet pepper and let simmer for about an hour stirring occasionally. When done taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
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If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!

Fried Sweet Plantains
Jamaican Style Greens
Ziggy Marley’s Jerk Chicken

 

If you like greens, you're gonna LOVE this recipe for Jamaican Style Greens. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be a staple in our household!



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