Eating From My Garden Part 2
Collard Green Wraps
I made another delicious meal from the garden last week and I decided to try my hand at making wraps from collard greens. I got the idea from another blogger, Urban Naturale , but I didn't use her filling because it was vegetarian. I wanted "meat" inside my wraps.
I used the filling from the recipe I cooked and highlighted earlier - Sukuma Wiki. Since I loved how the meat tasted with the collard greens, I thought it would make a great filling for the collard green wrap. I eliminated the chopped up collards in the recipe since I was using it as the wrap, and I didn't have beef but ground turkey. The recipe calls for a lot of interesting spices, such as turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, and ground ginger. I wouldn't have ever thought of adding those spices to ground turkey or beef.
YouTube videos are great for learning new techniques, so I found a great video for making wraps from collards. She steamed the collards between 30 seconds to 1 minute and anything beyond that would make it too soft for a wrap. I guess you can eat the leaf raw but it makes it too bitter in my opinion. Check out the how to video here.
If you want to try making wraps without tortillas, below are some recipes for the collard wrap:
Mediterranean Tuna & White Bean Salad Collard Wraps
Collard Wraps with Carrot Hummus
Zesty Cabbage Kimchi Collard Green Wraps
Have you made wraps sans the tortilla? What leafy green did you use and how did it taste?