Crawfish and Quinoa Collards over White Bean Stew #RSC

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ready, Set, Cook! Reynolds Wrap Contest Entry. I made this recipe by just going through my fridge and putting together a hearty and healthy dinner for my wife and three year old son, Jaxen. Most of the ingredients fall into the "SuperFood" category, making this dish very healthy and nutritious as well. I used dry pinto beans soaked and par cooked, you can use canned beans if you prefer. It looks like a lot of ingredients and time consuming, but it is pretty quick and it goes quicker!! The collards can be made alone and so can the bean stew. Both are just as Yummy on their own. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare the stuffed collards.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Wash collard leaves and trim stems. Dice stems and set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onions, and garlic, saute until onions become translucent, 4-5 minutes. Add bell peppers, corn, dry herbs, and spices. Cook 2-3 minutes more to rehydrate herbs bringing out their essential oils and flavors. Add 1/4 cup of the canned diced tomatoes, cook 5 minutes more. Remove from heat, and stir in cooked quinoa, crawfish and green onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pat blanched collard leaves dry, lay each leaf flat on a clean surface and spoon 1/4 cup of the crawfish mixture into the center of each leaf. Fold in sides, and roll leaf up to form a package. Repeat with remaining leaves. Place leaves in a 9X11-inch casserole, top with reaming diced tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil , salt, pepper. Cover casserole tightly with Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve over bean stew (recipe follows).
  5. White Bean Stew:.
  6. Saute bacon in a medium sauce-pan over medium-high heat until crispy. Drain some of the fat leaving 2 tablespoons in the pan and add the next 8 ingredients and saute 5-6 minutes until softened. Stir in the next 5 ingredients, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper according to your personal taste, add cayenne for a touch of heat. Portion stew within four bowls, top with two stuffed collards and drippings from casserole dish. Enjoy!