Sauteed Kale with Garlic

Sauteed kale with garlic

Most recipes call for cooking kale 30+ minutes, but unlike collard greens, Lacinato isn’t as fibrous and doesn’t need to be cooked that long (you can even eat it raw). A quick saute followed by a 10 minute steam is enough to preserve the green color, flavor and firm texture without turning it into a smelly brown mess boiled in liquid. I also like to use a minimal amount of liquid so all the nutrients don’t leech out into the water.

You can turn this into a meal by frying some pancetta with it then dropping a soft poached egg on top and serving it with a thick slice of crusty bread. Or experiment with different spices and aromatics such as sage, chili peppers, or shallots for a different take. If you want to go asian, replace the salt with a splash of soy sauce and the wine with Mirin.

1 bunch Lacinato kale roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic sliced thin
Splash of good olive oil

Splash of white wine or water
Salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste

Squeeze of lemon

Heat a large pot with a lid over high heat until hot. Add a splash of good quality olive oil and then the garlic.

Sauté the garlic until lightly browned and fragrant.

Add the kale, a small splash of white wine and the salt and pepper and stir. Lower the heat to medium low, cover and cook for another 10 minutes.

Adjust seasoning if needed and serve with some lemon juice squeezed on top.

  • http://www.acnetreatmentdigest.com/what-are-the-causes-of-acne.php acnemelanie

    i have an allergy to Gluten and most of the time i use guar gum or xanthan gum for baking. these gums are good substitute for wheat.

  • http://www.acnetreatmentdigest.com/what-are-the-causes-of-acne.php acnemelanie

    i have an allergy to Gluten and most of the time i use guar gum or xanthan gum for baking. these gums are good substitute for wheat.

  • Brenda

    this recipe is excellent. I added some sundried tomatoes just before steaming and it was delicious.

  • Brenda

    this recipe is excellent. I added some sundried tomatoes just before steaming and it was delicious.

  • Cinot7

    I just sauteed some garlic, onions and red pepper flakes in olive oil, added kale and big pinch of sea salt…yummy!

  • Rebekah Wilhelm

    Man oh man. This is GOOD. I chopped up half a red onion to saute with the garlic, and used about 12 cups lacinato kale. The wine and lemon juice were a perfect flavor combo with the kale. Thanks so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/KiNgDeeM Nicholas Teri

     This looks great! I just <3 your recipes especially your Japanese ones, but  sadly I have yet to try any :sadface: But I will, I have over 90% of them bookmarked. We use the same recipe here at home with various veggies, like spinach, broccoli, & broccoli rabe / rapini. We especially <3 it on a chicken francese hero. Quick question, how does Lacinato kale differ from ordinary kale?

    • http://norecipes.com Marc Matsumoto

      Thanks! Lacinato kale’s leaves are thinner than regular kale, so it’s more tender (especially if it’s picked young). It’s also more palatable when served raw than regular kale.

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  • Marla

    This was really good. Followed recipe exactly, except added an extra garlic clove.

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  • freedomdove

    Thanks for the recipe/technique. I have 6 very large dino kale plants in my garden that need used. :)

  • Daniel

    Made as written the garlic burned and ruined the whole dish. Either use a lower temperature or saute it for wayyyyy less than “a few minutes” (seemed to me like it was seriously burnt in 10-15 seconds).

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