Somehow, mustard greens have eluded me all these years. I've cooked with every other green on earth, it seems, even the wacky ones from the Asian market that I can't identify, but never mustard greens. I've really been craving pungent flavors lately, and had heard rumor of mustard green's intense flavor, so I was understandably intrigued.
Yesterday at the co-op, I finally decided it was time to inquire about the mustard greens. The friendly co-op produce man let me tear off a little corner of the one the curly leaves and have a taste. I was hooked! It was an explosion of mustardy, almost horseradishy, pungent spicy goodness. WOW. I promptly threw a bunch in my cart. Only $1.99 for a bunch of organic mustard greens?! Much cheaper than the $2.79 price currently on kale and chard. Deal!
I can't wait for summer. I hate winter in Minnesota. I can't wait to get out of this place for the West coast. Better grow zones, here I come. I HATE BUYING PRODUCE WHEN IT IS -5º OUTSIDE.