- Yield: 1 boiler full of Greens
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Serving: For 4 People
Traditional Newfoundland Turnip Greens
These delicious greens are best served with a Jiggs Dinner I will share with you a link.
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Please continue on to the recipe for Fresh Turnip Greens also called Greens.
- Turnip Greens - 1 or 2 bags
- Hot Water - Half Full Large Boiler
- Mason Jars - 2 large Bottles
- Freezer Bags - 2 Large
1. Clean one or two bags of turnip greens over cold water, strain and put in a large boiler with hot water.
2. Start the boiling on the turnip greens for about 5 minutes then check to see if they are wilted down.
3. If so turn off boiler and clean two Mason jars and lids to get ready to bottle greens.
4. Start scooping equal amounts of turnip greens in each jar and dry rims, then put lid and caps on each one then tightening.
5. Then take the boiler to the sink and driain all water into a strainer, then rinse with cold water to stop the greens from cooking.
6. You will need two freezer bags, after the turnip greens go to room temperature scoop up equal amounts in each bags then take all air out then seal together.
7. The two Mason jars can store in the fridge for a couple of weeks to use and if you like to follow the canning instructions by putting (the jars in hot water and boil for five minutes to seal. Then removing them let go to room temperature, after check to see if sealed if so store in cool storage, if not put in fridge.)
8. Two freezer bags of turnip greens date a freeze until all gone.
Turnip Greens and Greens also called ( rape seed ) these bight green leaves are very good for you and rich in vitamins. Growing up in a small community in Newfoundland my Dad was a local organic farmer and he had a variety of different vegetable’s and berries he would plant every year. I guess I was spoiled because we never had to purchase any vegetable’s just go out into our garden and pick up what we needed.
Our way of cooking these greens are my having them with a boiler of Jiggs dinner, but that’s not the only way. You can have these fried up with your favourite stir fry or steamed and make a hot dip with cream cheese, the same way you would make spinach dip. What ever way you decide to use these bright green leaves I’m sure you will enjoy them.
I hope you found this episode of Bonita’s kitchen helpful for you today, on how to boil down your Greens or Turnip Greens to keep in your freezer or bottles for a later date. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to view my video and blog, from my kitchen to yours have a wonderful day.Add to Favourites