Spicy fried greens with pork

    45 minutes

    ‘A mess o’ greens' is what southerners from the USA call this dish. These greens are a nutritionist's dream, because they're brimming with betacarotene, vitamin C, potassium and calcium.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 750g greens, such as silverbeet, gai choy and kale
    • 1 tsp vegetable oil
    • 1 lean boneless pork chop (about 90g), chopped
    • 2 onions, coarsely chopped
    • 1 large red capsicum, deseeded and coarsely chopped
    • ⅛ tsp chilli flakes
    • ¼ cup (60ml) salt-reduced chicken stock

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Wash the greens well in a colander, then drain, but do not dry. Tear into bite-sized pieces. Coat a flameproof casserole dish or a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add the vegetable oil and heat over a medium–high heat. Sauté the pork for about 5 minutes or until browned. Add the onions and red capsicum and sauté for a further 5 minutes or until the capsicum is tender.
    2. Stir in the greens and the chilli flakes. Sauté until the greens are tender, about 10 minutes (be careful not to overcook them). Pour in the chicken stock and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the liquid evaporates.

    Some more ideas…

    Serve with marinated tomatoes and a wedge of hot corn bread. * Mix and match greens for the best look and flavour. They all work well together, so you can't go wrong. Wash them well, then trim away any woody, hard parts.

    Health points

    Eat your greens – and get your calcium! Many of the dark leafy greens, such as silverbeet, are a first-class source of calcium, known for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. Calcium is also instrumental in transmitting nerve impulses and regulating heart rhythm. It plays a part in keeping the blood healthy too, by aiding in clotting the blood and helping the body absorb vitamin B12 (vital in making red blood cells). Greens also contribute an excellent amount of betacarotene, vitamin C and potassium.

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    really yummy ! a delicious way to eat leafy greens. the liquid took a lot longer than 5 minutes to boil off, but the longer it was left the more delicious it got  -  02 Jun 2013