Mustard greens, Indian mustard and leaf mustard, is a species of mustard plant.The leaves are used in African cooking, and leaves, seeds, and stems are used in Indian cuisine.
It resembles a headless cabbage such as Kale; The leaves get to be several inches in length and grow to be a medium to dark green.
Selecting and Buying
Mustard greens are a winter vegetable most often available when other vegetables are not.
Harvest greens when they are young and tender. You can harvest either the whole plant, or select leaves.
Preparation and Use
Fresh mustard greens mix well into salads and add a nice, refreshing balance to most lettuces. Another popular way to serve mustard greens is sauteed in olive oil with crushed garlic. Often mustard greens and collard greens are braised together as a side dish.
When using fresh, trim off the longer stems with your knife.
Conserving and Storing
Fresh mustard greens will keep in the refrigerator, unwashed, for about three days. Wrap them in damp paper towels for a couple of extra days.
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