Posts tagged ‘spinach’

September 3, 2012

Using up my CSA farm veggies, Part 2 (or taming the mustard green)

Mustard Greens = curled mustard Notes: These are more popular in the South than in the rest of the country. There are red and green varieties, and both have a peppery bite. If the greens are too pungent for your taste, you can tame them by blanching them in salted water. Substitutes: gai choy (less pungent) OR escarole (less pungent) OR kale (less pungent) OR Swiss chard (less pungent) OR spinach (less pungent; cooks more quickly) OR radish greens
From Cook’s Thesaurus (

Did you notice how many times the substitutions are “less pungent”!

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