Thanksgiving Sides: Going GREEN

Posted on Nov 24 2013 - 10:22am by Aubrey

What’s a Turkey feast without the right, mouth-watering, yummy side dishes to compliment the bird!?!? Here are a couple “green” side dishes, so get cooking!



1 pack smoked turkey necks or smoked turkey wing/leg
1 jalapeño pepper (chopped)
1/2 small onion, diced
2 – 3 lbs collards (fresh or bag of greens)
2 tsp seasoned salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp sugar
6 cups water

In large pot, add turkey necks, season salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onions and chopped jalapeños. Bring to boil, turn to medium heat and let cook for 45 minutes with lid in pot. Add sugar and greens then cover pot. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Stir and cook additional 40 minutes.

Add more seasoning if you feel necessary.



1 lb French Green Beans or Fresh Green Beans with stems cut off ends
1 tbsp Fresh garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
Season with salt, pepper

In large skillet, heat oil and fresh garlic on high heat. Add green beans, seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Turn heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Should be kind of firm.


These “GREEN” recipes comes courtesy of Chef Courtney