© Con Poulos
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Total Time
30 MIN
Serves : 4 to 6

This dish is a genius way to use up the stems of any hardy green. We used collard stems, but you could also use kale, chard or mustard stems. Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes

How to Make It


In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the chiles, garlic and cumin; cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the collard stems and cook, stirring, until bright green, about 3 minutes. Add the stock. Cover and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the stems are tender, 10 minutes. Swirl in the butter, season with salt and serve.

Make Ahead

The braised collard stems can be refrigerated overnight.

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