What can I say .... he says it all!
OK this connection is weak ... I grant you that.
But the words rhymed and hey - its Chuck Berry.
Classic - basic - always good for you!
Today I give you a Braised Kale with Cream ... I think Chuck would approve!
I have been intrigued with Kale and all of the hearty winter greens for some time now. You see them everywhere ... you know they are good for you. I mean its a superfood - antioxidant, vit A, beta carotene, calcium, iron... so time to dive in to all that goodness!
Braised Kale with Cream by ann west
2 big bunches of washed kale (or any other hearty green would do)
3 cloves garlic - crushed and chopped
chopped onion if you have it
splash of sherry vinegar
salt & pepper
2-3 table spoons of cream
Really it is that simple. Cut your greens up. Ours weren't quite cut enough. The stems stay quite crunchy. Heat up some olive oil and add your garlic and get the smells - a - smelling. (onion too if you are using it). Toss in your kale stir and cover. You want your heat at least at medium. Now every two minutes or so give it a stir. It will take 10 - 15 minutes to start the real wilting process.
Oh Oh wait it is time to give hail! Now put on your Chuck Berry and be inspired!
It is time for that yummy brown braising to happen. When you see a few stems start to brown you are almost done. Keep stirring, covering and browning until you are there. Then add a splash of the vinegar a healthy pinch or two of salt and pepper to taste. When that is mixed in then add your cream and let heat. Now you are done and ready to enjoy. (my kids ate this too! They were so fascinated when we told them that is was a super food - go figure)
If you want to be healthier - leave the cream out. The kale was delicious right before I added it!
Hail the Kale!