Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Butter Braised Greens with Garlic


Butter Braised Greens with Garlic

One reason I enjoy our 1/2 share of the CSA is the great recipes we get in the newsletter. Probably things I would never think of or find in a cookbook. Who would think of cooking 12 whole cloves of garlic, um yeah, not me. OK, OK I did but the CSA made me do it, I swear!

The recipe called for a pound and a half of spinach but since we split a share I used mesclun mix and mizuka mustard greens in place of part of the spinach. This is a great way to use a good chunk of greens if you happen to be inundated with them, I am. Besides the CSA greens I have 4 types of kale, mustard, bokchoy, chard, beet greens and butter lettuce so any recipe that uses a fair share of greens is a winner. Hope you are finding fresh and local veggies where you are, are you? Leave me a comment and let me know what's fresh in your area.

Butter Braised Greens with Garlic

12 whole cloves of garlic peeled, truly have them peeled do not assume you can whip them out while the water boils, you will be frustrated and possibly say things you might regret
1 1/2 pounds mixed greens of your choice
3 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste

in a small sauce pan bring some water to a boil add the cloves of garlic an boil one minute
pour off water remove the garlic
in the same sauce pan bring more water to a boil and return the cloves
reduce heat and boil for 10-15 minutes
meanwhile clean your greens and either wilt them in a steam basket or gently saute them until soft and wilted
set them aside and drain if needed
when the garlic cloves are done boiling remove from the water and pat dry
put the butter in a skillet and melt over medium high heat
when heated add the garlic cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown
stir in your greens and heat through
salt and pepper to taste

the finished product

In other news we had 2 eagles soaring over our little farm-let this afternoon. I think these are the parents of the immature bald eagle that killed our goose and ducks. Finally got them on film. They were quite a sight to see playing in the drafts of the thunder heads that were forming.

Peace and Love,


  1. Oh, delicious! Butter makes everything better!

    There is so much good produce here right now! I'm loving all the berries, summer squash and peaches but I'm really missing apples!

  2. In the Bay Area (Calif) we have tons of fresh produce. It is almost overwhelming!

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  4. Delicious! I love how green the greens are. Butter and garlic doesn't get any better, too.

  5. Oh, that looks good! Too bad my husband would never eat it...he calls field/spring greens a weed salad. Who knows what he'd call a wilted salad?
    I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not sure what fresh in my area...but being in So Cal I know it's a lot.

  6. This looks delicious! We love garlic here. I just added a list on my sidebar of what we were eating local- yesterday I got to add strawberries, yum! After the very wet spring we have had here in RI it seemed like this time would never come!


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