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Old 02-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Angie and I picked up some kale at the produce market today....now what do I do with it?
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:59 PM   #2
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I wash and chop mine roughly, then saute up some minced/crushed garlic in a pan until fragrant...add the chopped kale and a good splash of chicken broth (half a cup or so?), then steam until tender.

I've had better luck with kale when I removed the ribs (white portions) - they were a little tough and stringy, in my opinion.
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Thanks Amanda...Angie says she just remembers a friend of hers giving it to her turtles when she was a kid.
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Kale is great in soup! Really any of the greens are, my favorite is chard for soup though. It makes the texture silky and the flavor not bitter at all. I use a favorite recipe with beans, tomatoes, greens, and veggies and it is awesome. And yes, remove the thick stems, they won't be good for eating.
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Cut out the ribs and chop roughly. Boil in water with some (tsp perhaps) caraway seeds. Drain carefully. (You can eat the seed.)

My mother is very agin kale. 'Only fit for cattle' IHO. I like it. It's great with any kind of pork, and in soups with pork & potatoes. It's a traditional vegetable of the European Celtic seaboard. You could google 'caldo gallego'.

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Thanks GALS ~ We haven't made it yet...but we will....
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Kale is in my top favorite of vegetables!

I use the entire bunch of kale, not discarding a thing!

I like it in soup (especially with potato, onion, leek, garlic...MMMM!), steamed and tossed with garlic, lemon and a good oil with a pinch of salt and pepper...it's good cooked like that served on top of mashed potatoes
...Kale chips are good too (baked after seasoning, so good!).
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I wash and chop mine roughly.
yeah that's right, teach that kale a lesson!!
sorry, that was cute and it just struck me as funny.

I love kale! I usually just cut the dark green part away from white (rib) part and use the green part - steam it and toss it in any kind of stir fry I make.

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I am VERY ROUGH with my vegetables!

I have been known to hold up my giant kitchen knives and talk to my carrots "You watch it, or I'll cut you!"
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lol...thanks gals

who knew veggies could be so funny....and GOOD FOR YOU!
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I don't buy kale all the time but when I do, I usually add to anything I make: soups, stews, even to chili or sloppy joe.
Quickly sauteed with some garlic is awesome as side dish (especially if you add one slice of finely chopped bacon). ;-)
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I had some sesame kale today at Whole Foods. I'm not sure exactly how they made it, but it was a warm dish so I'm guessing sauteed with sesame oil, carrots and red peppers.
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Thanks gals...she still hasn't made it...it may go bad before we get a chance...but I AM going to try it!
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm kale chips for sure!!! My kids LOVE kale chips!

They look gross but taste ohhh so good! http://www.recipezaar.com/Kale-Chips-110071
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Angie saw on her yahoo? page today that one should eat kale or swiss chard every day.....
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