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The Dish with Anita: Steamed mixed vegetables

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - This is a recipe for a steamed mixed vegetable dish I made to go with jerk chicken. It also goes very well with Escovitch of fish, but that's another recipe. Enjoy!


1 medium onion, chopped

1 small Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced

2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp each - sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, cumin

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 tbsp olive oil

2 bunches of kale, cleaned and chopped

1 1/2 bags prewashed baby spinach, chopped

1/2 head green cabbage, chopped

2 cups chopped broccoli pieces

1 1/2 cups pre cooked butter beans*

1/4 cup coconut milk or vegetable stock


In a very large skillet or pot, heat olive oil to medium high. Add the first six ingredients and sauté until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes.) Next add the chopped kale and stir. Once it has wilted a bit, add the spinach and repeat same steps followed by the cabbage, chopped broccoli and butter beans. Once everything has been combined completely, reduce heat to low. Pour 1/4 cup coconut milk, vegetable stock or water over the ingredients and cover. Let steam until vegetables are tender but firm. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Cooking Tips:

*If butter beans are of the frozen variety, they might have a tough outer hull that may need removing before adding to the dish.

*Remember to remove the woodsy stem of the thyme before serving.

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