Simply Delicious Greensadmin | Monday, March 5th, 2012
This is such a great picture of my Dad cooking greens for our Christmas Eve dinner. He knows first hand how important greens are for his good health. Don’t you love his sweater? Love you Dad!
Simply Delicious Greens
We enjoy this recipe for its simplicity and immense flavor. Seasoned with onion, garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes for brightness, the kale is slowly cooked for extra rich color and depth of flavor. Servings: 4 to 6
Cavolo nero (black kale) is also known as Tuscan, Lacinato and dinosaur kale and is one we adore. It is a super star for even more nutrition than the standard kale.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 large onion diced
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves stripped off of a branch and minced
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 ½ pounds of cleaned and stemmed greens like kale, collards, beet greens or turnip greens cut into narrow strips or just chopped.
2 large cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
A few crushed red pepper flakes
In a large, heavy-bottom saucepan gently sauté the onions and rosemary in olive oil over medium heat for 8 minutes.
Add salt and greens in batches turning with tongs as you sauté until wilted over medium heat.
Once greens are wilted add garlic, wine and broth and reduce liquid for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle in red pepper, cover and simmer for 7 minutes or until tender depending on the greens used. Just keep testing for tenderness by trying a few strands. Don’t over cook to capture all the goodness you can!