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Simple Mustard Greens


  • 1 lbs. mustard greens, stems and coarse ribs discarded.
  • 1 large clove garlic minced.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste.
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste.


  1. Cook mustard greens in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring to submerge, until wilted and tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer with tongs to a large bowl of cold water to stop cooking.
  3. Drain greens in a colander, pressing to squeeze out excess moisture, then coarsely chop.
  4. Cook garlic in butter in a heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened about 2 minutes.
  5. Add boiled greens, salt and pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until heated through about 5 minutes.