Asiago Creamed Collards with Crispy Fried Shrimp

Asiago Creamed Collards with Crispy Fried Shrimp

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  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 strip of smoked bacon sliced into ½ inch pieces or 2 tablespoons of smoked turkey
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup onions or shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup of tri-colored peppers chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 cups of shredded collard greens tough stems and ribs removed
  • 2-3 cups half and half
  • 1 cup of water or meat stock
  • The Spice King Gourmet Seasoned Sea Salt, to taste
  • The Spice King Gourmet Collard Green Seasoning
  • The Spice King Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shaved asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley for garnish


  1. Sauté bacon with butter until crispy.
  2. Add flour and whisk well.
  3. Add peppers and onions and sauté for two (2) minutes.
  4. Add garlic and collard greens while sautéing for 2-3 minutes or until collards are wilted.
  5. Add half and half and continue cooking until greens are tender. Add water/stock, if necessary, to thin sauce.
  6. Season to taste with fresh cracked black pepper, nutmeg, The Spice King Gourmet Collard Green Seasoning, and The Spice King Seasoned Sea Salt.
  7. Add cheese reserving a little for garnish.