Substitute for Mustard Greens?
- Kat Nov 21, 2007 08:42 AM
Could not find mustard greens anywhere either (see pearl rice issue below). I bought spinach instead, but is it an adequate substitute? SHould I just add more pepper? Or dry mustard?
Spinach will cook faster than mustard greens. A little extra pepper doesn't sound like a bad idea. I would make that decision and season the stuffing after it is cooked. Chard is a another good substitute as well.
Spinach is very different than greens in that it gets limp very quickly when heated and the flavor doesn't have any "bite" like say turnip greens do. I would substitued turnip greens, collard greens, kale or even rappini or arugala.
I recently made turnip greens from fresh turnips and they were amazing.
As a future suggestion, you might try dandelion greens ... My hunch is that you are from New England; the ones I get in New York City are from Maine so they may be readily available to you too.