Ye’abasha Gomen (Ethiopian Collard Greens)
Our Weekly Sale from April 7th – 13th celebrates Ethiopian Cuisine and we think you’ll love these healthy, hearty braised greens known as Ye’abasha Gomen. They’re traditionally prepared with an Ethiopian spiced clarified butter known as Niter Kibbeh, though that can be challenging to find around these parts. You could take a crack at making your own, or sub in plain clarified butter/ghee (though it will lack the full flavor and aromatic profile of the original dish). You’ll find organic collard greens and organic yellow onions featured in the Weekly Sale, so it’s a great time to give this dish a try! It pairs well with Doro Wat (an Ethiopian spicy chicken stew) and Injera (an Ethiopian flatbread), and you can find recipes for these dishes on our blog this week, or pick up copies at the Weekly Sale display!
In a large skillet, add Niter Kibbeh or ghee, garlic, ginger, cardamom, coriander, and paprika, then sauté for about 30 seconds or more until fragrant, being careful not to let the spices burn.
Then add onions and saute for 5-7 minutes, until they begin to turn translucent
Throw in chopped collards, cayenne pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes until flavors have blended and greens are cooked, according to preference. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Remove from the heat and let it cool. Serve with injera and door wat.