As a young girl I first heard this term used by my Grandmother Annie Mae. I thought it was liquor heated in a pot. She would sneak me some making me think she was doing something forbidden and I was thinking I was the recipient of both something special & taboo.
Pot Likker is the juice that remains after boiling Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Kale or Turnip Greens. Most Southerners add smoked pork or smoked turkey and cook the greens until tender. The juice left behind is consumed with the greens or drank as a soup known as Pot Likker.
As a Chef I love drinking Pot Likker. Its flavorful & contains nutrients lost while cooking. So I decided to make a Collard Green Rissoto…I had to ponder on the taste and make sure that all the ingredients married well together
Rissoto is made with an Arbio Grain and boiled in a stock. It can be a vegetable or chicken stock. I used the POT LIKKER…Why not? It was super flavorful & nutritious. The collard greens contained onions & vegetable stock.
After the Arbio is cooked until firm. I get a pan add butter & sauteed shallots. I then add the Arbio, Parmesan Cheese & more Pot Likker. Cook for 3-5minutes then add the collard greens….
I grilled Salmon & Shrimp with a Spicy Pineapple Glaze
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As far as I can remember Collard Greens have been a staple in our family’s menu. At every gathering, holiday, special occasion, funeral repast, etc there were COLLARD GREENS. As a kid collard greens wasn’t my favorite thing to eat but I took comfort knowing they were there. As I grew older and developed an appreciation for them I looked forward to seeing and eating them. As many of you may have heard the controversy about Neiman Marcus selling $66 collard greens plus another $15 for shipping. For those who may not have here is the link to an article.
Collard Greens were not invented buy Black people but I must say that many of us have mastered the art of preparing them including my grandmother, mother, my sister and myself. So I can safely say we know a little somethin somethin about making a pot of smokin collard greens. I prefer to mix kale with mine. I prepare them with a vegetable broth oppose and meatless. For centuries meat has been added to collards. Ham hocks, smoked neck bones or smoked turkey has been known to grace the pot of collard greens. As of late I prefer no meat. I remember the day I decided to eliminate meat. I was nervous. I was feeling like I was breaking some sort of law. Performing some sacrilegious act by going meatless. Much to my surprise I enjoyed them more. Now I go MEATLESS.
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On the set of my PhotoShoot for my Apron Line. Annie Mae’s Apron Line named after my Grandmother & my company . The spirit of my grandmother and my Mama lives in me. So I feel obligated to givegive this my EVERYTHING.
My Annie Mae Apron Line was created by Reuel Riddick. Each Apron will come with a head wrap. We will add to the line creating other cohesive products. Our aprons are made in Brooklyn, NY my birthplace, where my business headquarters are and where I currently reside.
I have so many facets of my business. I started out just creating desserts and I have expanded to food and clothing. Everything I do related to cooking & eating because I absolutely love both. Stay tuned for more things. I feel I haven’t done enough and I have so much more to do…..
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Our Aprons are on Etsy….FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS….APRONS CAN BE PURCHASED ALONE AS WELL AS THE HEADWRAPS.. $10 OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE BOTH TOGETHER USING CODE “PREORDER” WHEN YOU PURCHASE FOR THE DISCOUNT.
I LOVE Food…ALL KINDS….ESPECIALLY dishes with seafood. My daughter wanted me to make some fried rice. She then suggested pineapple as an ingredient as well as cashews. MY FAVES as well. I love when I have all the ingredients to make a dish. I’ll even take most of the ingredients. I just had to get green onion. I made the rice a day in advance. Day old cold or frozen rice makes for the BEST fried rice. Day old cold rice is best because it prevents the rice from being overcooked and soggy.
I use Spanish onion. I don’t use yellow onions. I hate the taste. Spanish onions are better. I used fresh pineapple and roasted cashews. I sautéed this in sesame oil and set aside. I added in some fresh corn and scrambled eggs.
I seasoned the seafood with salt & pepper. I LOVE FOOD & FOOD LOVES ME TOO