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Asian Greens & Herb Jam

Asian Greens & Herb Jam

- The flavor of herb jam is deep and haunting, sparked with cumin and hot pepper, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice. spread it on toasted pita bread, with this warning:  It is highly addictive.

1 1/2 pounds various greens and herbs (like chard, kale, broccoli raab, cilantro, celery tops, and Asian greens)

6 large cloves garlic, unpeeled

extra virgin olive oil

2 small hot red chilies (dried) or a pinch of crushed red pepper or 1 jalapeno with seeds

salt

1 1/2 tbsp. cumin seeds, toasted in a dry pan until fragrant, then ground 

1/4 cup roughly chopped pitted black olives, such as Kalamata or oil-cured

Pinch of pimenton (Spanish smoked paprika)

Lemon, for final seasoning Pita or flatbread for serving   

Put the greens and herbs and garlic cloves all together in a large steamer set over med-high heat, and steam until tender, 15 to 20 min. (If you don't have a steamer, use a large, deep skillet with a lid.  Put 2 inches of water in bottom of pan, add greens, cover and cook at a brisk simmer.)   

Set the garlic aside.  Drain greens, let cool and squeeze out moisture; pick out the tougher herb stems if necessary.  Put greens and herbs on a cutting board and chop very finely with large knife.   

Put 4 tablespoons olive oil in a wide skillet over med-high heat. add the chilies and let them sizzle without browning (or use a pinch of crushed red pepper), then add the chopped greens, a pinch of salt and half the cumin seeds.  The flavor is concentrated by cooking most of the moisture out of the greens; this will take about 10-15 min. ( Stir the herb jam mixture often as the water evaporates; it will want to stick.)   

Turn the heat off but leave the mixture in the pan.  Peel the steamed garlic and mash it into the pan along with the olives.  Mix everything and taste; add salt as needed, a good splash of olive oil, the pimenton and more cumin to taste.  The herb jam should be highly seasoned.  Add more chili if it isn't spicy enough.  Just before serving, add a squeeze of lemon. Spread on toasted pita or flatbread if desired.  The herb jam can be stored in the refrigerator, tightly covered for about 5 days.      

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