Discover Ourense XXIX: "Grelos" (turnip greens)

Aarón Conde (4ºESO B) has written this postcard featuring one of the most popular vegetables  in Ourense: "grelos" (turnip greens)

Rapini, broccoli rabe or grelos are the  signature vegetable of our region. Follow the instructions below if you want to try a delicious recipe!



Ingredientes del lacón con grelos. 1bp.blogspot.com
  • 1 kilo of cured pork shoulder (lacón)
  • 1 kilo of turnip tops, washed and chopped (use spring cabbage if you prefer)
  • 8 small potatoes, peeled
  • 4 chorizos
  • salt and pepper
  • Cover the pork shoulder with cold water and soak for 24 hours, changing the water several times.
  • Put the pork shoulder in a pan with plenty of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for around two hours until tender.
  • Remove the meat and keep it warm. Cook the potatoes, turnip tops and chorizos in stock for 25 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Lift the chorizos out of the stock and drain the vegetables. Save the stock for soup.
  • Cut the meat into pieces and transfer it to a large serving plate with the chorizos and vegetables.
  • Serve while nice and hot, enjoy!
Lacón con grelos. Img Santiago