I am a fan of Diners Drive-in’s and Dives….and Mr Fieri visited Compton’s own Bludso’s BBQ. I saw Kevin Bludso create a collard green dish that his mother makes. It looked so good that I needed to share it here. Let’s make some collard greens Bludso style
Kevin uses smoked turkey necks; if we are going for his awesome flavors we will need some smoked turkey necks too. Kevin uses red oak and pecan in his smoker. I will need to use what ever is available in my little el cheapo smoker….you use what you like. If you cut the necks into 2 inch thick segments your smoking adventure will go much faster.
1 pound chopped collard greens
1 quart water
1 tbsp chicken base
1 med diced chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 chopped yellow pepper
1 smoked turkey neck (typically you will need to smoke the neck at home too)
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp seasoned salt
Place the quart of water in your 8-12 qt stock pot
Add chicken base, garlic, yellow pepper, turkey neck and onion.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour
Add chopped collard greens and place the rest of the dry ingredients atop the greens
Give the greens a little stir and place a lid on the pot, They will cook for just under an hour.
Greens will reduce down as they wilt in the steam…this is the beauty of greens.
Readers…this is a great side dish. If you grew up believing that greens is a terrible food…I have only one expressive word for you…HA! This is a fine flavored menu item that enhances any BBQ meal.