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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lemony Garlic Kale

Kale is a super healthy vegetable. It is a member of the broccoli family. What makes it good, in my opinion, is the seasonings you use to serve it with.

You will need a pan large enough to hold the kale. It also needs a tight fitting lid.

Ingredients:

12 cups torn up kale. Use whatever kind of kale you prefer.
Juice from 1 lemon(2 Tablespoons, approx.)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 to 1 clove garlic, minced- depending on how much garlic flavor you want
1 teaspoon soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste.

Add a small amount of water to your large pan and bring to a boil.
Add the kale, cover, turn down the heat and let it steam for 7- 10 minutes. It need to be tender, but don't overcook or the kale will be bitter.
While the kale is steaming, mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Remove the kale from the heat and pour into a colander to drain any water.
Add to the lemon juice mixture and toss to completely coat.
Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Serve.

Serves 4-6.

Enjoy!

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21 comments:

  1. I've never eaten Kale on it's own like that. I'm from Dutch roots and Mom always use to mash it through potatoes and added bacon or sausage to it. My husband and I love it but my children aren't impressed with the "green potatoes".

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    1. I don't think my daughter would like it your way either. I think it sounds good.

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  2. Ruth, you're AWESOME! By god she's done it! She's come up with a kale recipe I WANT to try! Me so excited now.

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    1. I want to talk to you about bitterness. My husband recently developed a medical condition which necessitates that he eat food very well cooked.
      I made him Kale and cooked it for a total of 30 minutes, using a recipe similar to yours and it came out delicious. I think if the Kale itself isn't bitter, overcooking won't make it so.
      Of course, adding lemon is the perfect remedy if in fact it is bitter. thanks

      Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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    2. I hope you like it this way Karen.
      Mimi, that is good to know that it doesn't always get bitter. This is just how I have experienced it.

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  3. I make pretty good kale soup but this sounds great.

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    1. Kathleen, I have never had it in soup.

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  4. I have never had kale. I might have to try this.

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  5. I'm going right out to the garden and pick the last of my over-wintered kale. This recipe sounds heavenly...thanks!

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  6. Thanks for your sharing your inspiring recipes. I wish I liked to cook, and I'm sure my husband wished I did as well. I hope to make this sometime, as he loves kale.

    I also love the word...yummmy!

    Robyn

    http://quietforgiveness.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. Cooking isn't for everyone.

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  7. Hi Ruth!
    I came across you blog via the A to Z Challenge roll and have used Kale in one recipie so far. I like to share recipies,especially ones that people might have passed by. I have shared you blog on my A.D.'s FAV 5 of the A to Z Challenge today! Come and take a look! http://adduling.wordpress.com/

    A D.

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    1. That's very nice of you. Thanks A.D.
      I will check out your blog.

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  8. i love kale and with lemon--sounds so good!

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  9. This looks delicious! As soon as I buy kale for a recipe, the kids make kale chips (we've replaced potato chips!) and it's gone before I can make the the recipe.

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    1. I've never tried kale chips. I have heard good things about them.

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  10. I had a dream about Kale that i had to buy it, going to try this recipe, the kale chips sound nice as well! Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

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  11. Amanda, that means you need to get some. :)

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