Posted by: SV | July 24, 2009

Collard Greens Stir-Fry

This is a simple vegetable stir-fry that can be used as a side with other main dishes.  Don’t worry, this is not the usual mushy collard greens.  I bet you will like collard greens after you try this.   You can skip the ginger if you would like, but I highly recommend adding it to the stir-fry since it gives it the dish a more complex and bright flavor.

Vietnamese Collard Greens Stir Fry/Cai Lan Xao
(Serves 4-6)

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chopped cloves of garlic
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 bunch of collard greens, chopped (~1lb)
  • 1-2 tsp grated ginger
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • cracked black pepper to taste

1.   Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and slightly auté the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes

2.   Add chopped collard greens to the pan and stir-fry for 5 minutes, until the collards are bright green.

3.    Add to stir-fry, grated ginger.

4.   Add black pepper and drizzle fish sauce over the collard greens once it has cooked down a bit.  Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes.


Collard Greens Stir-Fry, originally uploaded by simpleviet.



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