Soul Food Kale Recipes

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits
Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

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Tender shrimp and andouille sausage with red, green, and yellow bell peppers are served over cheese-flavored grits in this traditional low-country favorite.
Kickin' Collard Greens
Kickin' Collard Greens

Kickin' Collard Greens

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If you like greens you will love this recipe. The bacon and onions give them a wonderful flavor. Add more red pepper for a little more spice.
Spicy Bean Salsa
Spicy Bean Salsa

Spicy Bean Salsa

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Also known as 'cowboy caviar', this twist on traditional salsa is enlivened with black beans, corn and black-eyed peas.
Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken
Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

933
This actually uses my breading for Chicken Fried Steak---my husband suggested we try it with chicken breasts, and it was delicious!
Roasted Okra
Roasted Okra

Roasted Okra

380
Roasting okra is simple and easy, and as a bonus, the vegetable's texture is much firmer when roasted.
Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits
Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits

Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits

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Flaky, buttery buttermilk biscuits are perfect any time of day.
Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

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A heritage recipe, both simple and reliable: chicken in a batter of salt, pepper, flour and paprika, quickly fried in hot vegetable oil.
Chef John's Red Beans and Rice
Chef John's Red Beans and Rice

Chef John's Red Beans and Rice

103
Chef John's recipe for red beans, Andouille sausage, smoked ham hock, and rice is the textbook definition of soul food: a comforting, hearty bowl of goodness.
Soul Smothered Chicken
Soul Smothered Chicken

Soul Smothered Chicken

347
You can't just go to any restaurant and get smothered chicken like you would if you went down to the urban neighborhoods in Houston. This meal of browned chicken in a savory chicken gravy sauce is best when served over a bed of white rice.
Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

103
No one will leave the table hungry after a breakfast of biscuits and hearty Southern-style sausage gravy.
Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

291
While it may not be traditional for "Southern" fried chicken, I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides. After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and golden.
Greg's Southern Biscuits
Greg's Southern Biscuits

Greg's Southern Biscuits

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Limber up your biscuit-making fingers and try this vintage recipe that's been handed down for generations. Grandmas know the secret to great biscuits is to handle the dough as lightly as possible.
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember--red beans made with Cajun seasonings and Andouille sausage. This is a great Sunday supper.
The Best Chicken Fried Steak
The Best Chicken Fried Steak

The Best Chicken Fried Steak

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This recipe for chicken fried steak includes a batter spiked with Tabasco Sauce and a pan gravy that is sure to satisfy all the chicken-fried steak lovers at your table.
Chef John's Duck, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
Chef John's Duck, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

Chef John's Duck, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

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Take your time making this sumptuous gumbo with duck legs, pork hock, sausage, shrimp, and crawfish meat. Serve it with a scoop of cooked rice for a Louisiana treat.
Caldo Verde (Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup)
Caldo Verde (Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup)

Caldo Verde (Portuguese Sausage Kale Soup)

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Chef John's soup is so hearty and comforting, you'll almost forget how good it is for you.
Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas
Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas

Dave's Georgia Black Eyed Peas

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Soak dried black-eyed peas overnight, and then cook them low and slow with bacon, onion, and ham. Serve with cornbread.
New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas
New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

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See in the new year with a hearty bowl of black-eyed peas cooked with garlic, onion, tomatoes and diced country ham. A real country ham is quite salty, but the flavor and seasoning is just right for this homey dish.
Kentucky Biscuits
Kentucky Biscuits

Kentucky Biscuits

801
This is a great recipe, different than the usual biscuit. Serve piping hot with butter, jam, or honey.
Southern-Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Southern-Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southern-Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

136
This is down home recipe includes a terrific buttermilk marinade. The longer the chicken marinates, the better the chicken turns out!
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