I made this impromptu for my family, and everyone freaked out. It contains no meat, so it's perfect for vegetarians or those who are trying to cut down on meat. It's amazingly simple to make...no more than 15 minutes, start to finish.

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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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  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok until sizzling; add collard greens, gomasio, and mirin. Cook until collard greens are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir garlic into collard green mixture and cook just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds; remove from heat. Season with additional sea salt if desired.

Cook's Notes:

If you cannot find gomasio, simply buy sesame seeds and toast them lightly in a dry skillet. Then transfer seeds to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and coarsely grind with a ratio of 1/4 cup sesame seeds to 1 teaspoon sea salt.

I prefer to cook the collard greens at a medium-high temp for a short period of time, thereby preserving the pungent flavor of the greens.

Onion can be added to this dish if fried for five minutes before adding the collards, but I enjoy the character of this dish without them.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium. 5.3 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2014
Just made this super fast and easy. Didn't have gomasio used a little shiso furikake and dash of sea salt. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2014
It was as advertised quick and easy. But the collards tasted bitter. Maybe it was my batch. I was disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2014
Just made this super fast and easy. Didn't have gomasio used a little shiso furikake and dash of sea salt. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
This was only the second time I've cooked collards. First time my wife wouldn't eat them. This time she had seconds. Caveats: I didn't have mirin so I used sake raw sugar. I didn't have gomasio so I used furikake and only 1T of that. I did use the optional onions. I was quite pleased especially since my large bunch of collards cost 29 cents. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2014
Just made this super fast and easy. Didn't have gomasio used a little shiso furikake and dash of sea salt. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2014
It was as advertised quick and easy. But the collards tasted bitter. Maybe it was my batch. I was disappointed. Read More