Celebrate National Turkey Month

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turkey and greens

Believe it or not, June is National Turkey month. Today, turkey is enjoyed all year long and not just on Thanksgiving. Americans enjoy turkey in a variety of ways, such as deli sliced, ground, smoked, roasted, and more.

Turkey has also replaced fatty pork products as a delicious and healthier seasoning for greens. Try this recipe for Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Leg. It’s awesome and loaded vitamins K, A, C, B6, calcium, and manganese.

Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Leg by Divas Can Cook

Serves 6

  • 1 bunch of collard greens
  • 1 fully-cooked, smoked turkey leg (can also use smoked turkey wings)
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1t. red pepper flakes
  • salt, pepper, vinegar, hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove the collard green leaf from the steam.
  2. Wash the collards several times in cold water to remove any dirt and grit. You can also use salt to help remove the grit if needed.
  3. Rinse well & set aside
  4. In a large pot, add a tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onions & garlic. Saute until tender.
  5. Add in the chicken broth, red pepper flakes, & the turkey leg. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. This helps the broth take on that delicious, smoky flavor!