Prep and Cook Time: 20 min.


6 cups chopped collard greens (stems removed)
1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thin
6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced medium thick stems removed
4 fresh free range chicken eggs
about 4 cups water
1 TBS apple cider vinegar, or any white wine


1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
3 medium cloves garlic pressed
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste


Bring lightly salted water to a boil in a steamer. Rinse greens well, fold leaves in half and pull or cut out stem. Discard stems. Chop leaf and steamfor about 7 minutes. Add mushrooms, onion and steam for another 5 minutes.

While steaming greens, get ready for poaching by bringing water and vinegar to a fast simmer in a small, shallow pan. You can start on high heat, and once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer before adding eggs. Make sure there is enough water to cover eggs.

Mix together lemon juice, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. When greens are almost done poach eggs until desired doneness. This will take about 5 minutes, or just until the white is set and the yolk has filmed over.

Press greens with the back of a spoon slightly to remove excess water. Remove vegetables from steamer and toss with dressing. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and place on plate of tossed greens.

Serves 4


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