Braised Turnip Greens with Turnips and Apples
Braised Turnip Greens with Turnips and Apples might be just the Southern recipe you are searching for. This recipe serves 8. One portion of this dish contains roughly 12g of protein, 11g of fat, and a total of 228 calories. It works best as a side dish, and is done in roughly 1 hour. If you have butter, water, ham hock, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet.
Bring greens, ham hock, water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large heavy pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until greens are almost tender, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel apples and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Add turnips and apples to greens with vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and cook at a bare simmer, covered, stirring and turning ham hock occasionally, until turnips and apples are tender but not falling apart, about 20 minutes more.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and salt to taste.
Remove ham hock and finely chop any tender meat, discarding skin, bone, and tough meat.
Lagier Meredith Mount Veeder Napa Valley Syrah '06
•Any braising green such as kale, collards, or beet greens can be substituted for or combined with the turnip greens. Cooking times will vary.•Dish can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel are my top picks for Southern. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. One wine you could try is Fess Parker Santa Barbara Riesling. It has 4.1 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 15 dollars.
Fess Parker Santa Barbara RieslingFloral notes and orange blossoms, commingle with scents of citrus, peach, honeysuckle and light apricot on the nose. On the palate you will find flavors of peach, apricot and citrus. These flavors combine to produce an off-dry, yet well-balanced Riesling.