Mr Provincial and I had a discussion over the weekend, the conclusion of which being that since we arrived in Darwin we have not eaten nearly enough vegetables. The cause we decided was not knowing what to do with three-quarters of the vegetables we encounter at our essentially Asian market (Rapid Creek for Posie Patchwork's info). So we decided he would purchase one or two extra 'unusual' vegetables a week and we would research how to cook them once he had brought them home.
This week on of those vegetables was a $2 bunch of pumpkin greens which he asserts were selling like hotcakes to the Asian and African communities. My research confirms they are widely eaten in South Asia and rural Africa. They are a rich souce of Vitamin A.
I found some more complicated recipes on the web, but in the end decided to keep it simple. After rinsing, I chopped the greens into large pieces, and stir-fryed them in a little olive oil and salt for about 5 minutes (until cooked down).
Then I tossed through about four cloves of chopped garlic.
Can you say delicious? Even ginger ate some of the stems - they sufficiently resemble beans for her to give them a go.