Sweet & Grilled Collard Greens

Recipe: Sweet & Grilled Collard Greens

1 head of collards - take out the center and cut off the stems, rinse them, roll them like a cigar & chop
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/2 vidalia onion thinly sliced
1 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbs hot sauce
2 tbs honey
2 tbs water
salt & pepper along the way

Heat the paprika and sesames in the bottom of a big pot to toast them. Turn heat down, add the olive oil and butter and stir around. When hot, add the onion & garlic stir well and saute until the onions are limp. Add the collard greens, stir and cover. Let stand for about two minutes when the collards start to wilt. Add the honey, hot sauce and water. Stir well, reduce heat to low and cover for 20. We have this grilling basket here in Weymouth, which I lined with aluminum foil and put the collard on the grill for about 20 minutes while everything else cooked too. If you don't have a fancy grill basket, just make a pouch with alum. foil and grill low for 20 more minutes.

I've never cooked with collards before. I thought it'd be fun to experiment. This recipe is adapted post-cooking in the technique section, as I learned some secrets afterward...

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