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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Simple Kale

We have a paper fortune stuck to our fridge that says "Everything should be made as simple as possible...but not simpler." This little fortune strikes a cord with me and because I've been feeling less than simplified lately I've decided to stop and act on it.

So, here is a kale dish that is as simple as possible...but not simpler.

Simple Kale
5 T olive oil
1 bunch kale (or 4 handfuls of pre-washed, chopped kale from a choice) chopped into thick ribbons
1 garlic clove, sliced thin
5-12 dashes of your favorite hot sauce (depending on how hot you like things - I used about 10 dashes of Cholula, our favorite)
pinch salt
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano (or any other hard cheese you like)

-Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet
-When hot, add in garlic, hot sauce, and salt - stir around for a minute to infuse the oil with the garlic and heat
-Turn the flame up to medium/high and add in the kale, let sit for 2 minutes, toss and let sit etc. until the greens are cooked to your liking (I like little crisp edges). If you feel like your greens are cooking too fast and you want them softer, add a couple splashes of water to the pan to steam them while they saute.
-Turn greens out onto a large plate and sprinkle with cheese

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I'm beginning to like kale and i'm going to try your recipes. The photo depicts something blue. Is that the Pecorino Romano?


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