Grelos: Turnip Greens

These are grelos (more or less they're young turnip greens). Cooked with a pork shoulder and, since it's Spain, chorizo (sausage). If you can find a pigs ear toss that into the mix too.

If they are not very very young sweet greens precook them for 5 minutes in boiling water to extract their natural bitterness. Then cook forever (1 hour) with the pork and sausage. Toss in a few potatoes and cook for a half hour more.
That would be a kilo (2 lbs) of green and about 6 potatoes.

Dead easy, tasty, and good for you too. We especially like the sausage part.

It's interesting (to me) that northern Spain (Galicia) and the southern U.S. have similar classic foods.
No, this is not the Galicia as referred to in Galatians in the bible.

Okay, so it's not the most picturesque dish in the world; the kids won't like it. But it really is very tasty.


Shalee said...

Ummm, I'm just going to take your word for it.

Anonymous said...

it's called Galicia (Galiza in the local language), not Galacia.