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Thursday
Oct202011

KALE

Our three favorite ways to prepare kale as of Fall 2011:

1.  Plain and Simple Kale:  Bring an inch or so of water to a boil.  Pull the stems off the kale, chop it, and add it to the water. Cover, cook a few minutes, stirring a couple of times and tasting to see when it's tender enough for you.  Drain well (you can squeeze it), and serve with your favorite vinegar and salt and pepper.

2.  Potato Kale Soup:  Make a creamy potato soup.  Cook kale as above, and add it to your soup bowl when serving.  This means your kale is always perfectly cooked and green, even when the soup is left over--you just cook a fresh batch each meal.

3.  Wilted Kale sesame salad:  Remove stems from kale and chop the leaves in thin strips.  Saute some garlic in olive oil.  Add the kale, stir and cook just until it's really wilted down.  Stir in a little vinegar, honey, seesame oil, and salt.