Friday, December 30, 2011

Boiled Kale

I originally read about boiling kale in the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease book, then I got a craving for kale a few weeks later. Who gets cravings for kale? Me, I guess.

The only problem was I returned that lovely book (which will scare you straight, I tell you!) to the library and had to go on an intense google search to find a recipe for Boiled Kale. I didn't find many recipes, but  Great Kale Cookoff made me chuckle!

When I made this at our house, I jazzed it up with with minced garlic sauteed in olive oil and a little splash of lemon juice after I boiled it. My 4 year old begrudgingly took a bite, but my husband and I liked it, and it especially cut down the "sturdy" texture, which made my husband happy.

The next time I get a craving for kale, I'm sure this will be one of the ways I whip it up, along with my other favorite, Sausage, Lentil, and Kale Soup.

Boiled Kale
technique adapted from The Kitchn

Add one pound of chopped and stemmed kale to three quarts of salted boiling water and continue to boil for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your preferences. (Taste a piece, then continue cooking until the texture suits you) Drain kale and serve immediately. I tossed my boiled kale with minced garlic sauteed in olive oil and a little splash of lemon juice.

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