This is a delicious twist on a soul food staple! They are never bitter. I got the recipe from a Liberian restaurant. You may think the ingredients are strange, but they come together perfectly. You may want to adjust the amounts to your taste. When cooking something like greens, eyeballing is the best measurement. The longer you cook these, the more the flavors mesh and the better they taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bacon in a large deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate and crumble.

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  • Heat collard greens, vegetable oil, water, and chicken bouillon in a large pot over medium heat. Simmer until greens are wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir bacon, peanut butter, liquid smoke, soul food seasoning, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper into pot; cover and simmer until greens are very tender and peanut butter begins to separate, about 1 1/2 hours. Add more water if the mixture becomes too dry.

  • Stir flounder fillets into greens. Continue to cook until fish breaks down, about 30 minutes more, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 25g; cholesterol 36.8mg; sodium 944.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
Absolutely delicious! I couldn't find soul food seasoning so I used creole seasoning instead. I also used a small piece of smoked turkey I already had instead of buying liquid smoke and only 1/4 cup of peanut butter (my family loves it but I can't stand the stuff).The smell was mouthwatering and it was one of the first times everyone ate their veggies before anything else. A shockingly great recipe that may seem unusual but is well worth trying. An excellent change from the usual collard greens. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2019
I’m confused about the comments. This is a collard greens recipe and says nothing about flounder. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
Absolutely delicious! I couldn't find soul food seasoning so I used creole seasoning instead. I also used a small piece of smoked turkey I already had instead of buying liquid smoke and only 1/4 cup of peanut butter (my family loves it but I can't stand the stuff).The smell was mouthwatering and it was one of the first times everyone ate their veggies before anything else. A shockingly great recipe that may seem unusual but is well worth trying. An excellent change from the usual collard greens. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2017
Loved this recipe and its one of my family favorite dish. Im from the South I have never eaten peanut butter in a Collard Green recipe. Its delicious. But Im giving full warning, cook enough because the pot is going to be empty, thats how good this recipe is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
I will definitely be making this dish again; I just love finding delicious new ways to eat fish! This was great because it was hearty and filling which is hard to find for fish recipes. I substituted Jerk seasoning for the Soul Food seasoning because it was what I had on-hand. It worked just great! I would definitely recommend sticking to medium heat as the recipe suggests; I was in a hurry and turned up the heat on my pot resulting in the dish sticking a bit to the bottom of the pan and overcooking just a bit. The greens tasted great though so no real harm done. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2018
Mixed reviews by my those at the table but I really enjoyed as a change of pace and plan to make again and serve over rice or potatoes as a meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2017
Both my husband and I thought this is one of the best things I've ever made! (Our five year old son liked it too.) We have a peanut allergy so I used almond butter and I used mahi fillets since that's what I had on hand. It was awesome. Oh the other thing was that I just used the bacon grease instead of the vegetable oil. Threw it all in a cast iron pot and let it simmer away. IT WAS DELISH. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/19/2019
I’m confused about the comments. This is a collard greens recipe and says nothing about flounder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
love this dish, I will be cooking this for a long time to come, everybody in my family love this dish including my boyfriend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2018
These are the best greens I have ever had! I was never a big fan of greens until I tried this recipe. I am addicted! I use about 1.5 lbs of greens - whatever I have available or a mixture: collards kale even baby spinach. I ve served it over rice as a meal unto itself or alone as a side dish. I ve never added the flounder although I m sure it would be good. YUM!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2020
Loved this dish, put my vegan spin on it and exclude the bacon and fish and used vegetable bouillon. Family loved the dish Read More
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