Kale to the Chief
How pretty is this?
This was my first experience with the lacy stuff.
I was using Aggie's Stewed Kale and Tomatoes recipe.
It says to chop the kale but didn't mention the pretty substantial rib
that runs down each leaf so I made an executive decision and
cut them out.
I'm pretty sure that was a good call.
I didn't have "cooking wine" so I used regular good old
Pretty sure that was a good call as well.
How beautiful is that color?
I took a picture because I was pretty sure it wasn't
going to stay THAT green.
And it didn't.
Here's what I learned about kale.
You need to cook it to within an inch of it's life.
I took a taste midway through and it was very *chewy*.
The hit of sweet from the raisins was marvelous.
It will take on the ethnicity of any spice you pair it with.
(at least I think it will)
Next time I'm going to try a Moroccan or Indian slant.
Served over quinoa with some parm on top makes a nice lunch.
Acorn Squash is my next victim but then
I'm out of ideas.