It's a vegetable recipe!
Kale. I must admit, Kale has tended to be one of my "last resort" vegetables. When I'm sick of the usuals (broccoli, spinach, zucchini, even chard), then I end up buying less desirable veggies, like kale. But I've never really tried cooking kale. It usually just gets thrown in a pan and boiled (gross), or sauteed with some oil and minimal seasonings (slightly less gross). But then I found this recipe in a Family Circle magazine, and it looked exciting and tasty! ...and so it was. Kale has redeemed itself.
2 tbs olive oil
4 cloves garlic, mashed ----> cook in a skillet over medium heat until garlic is golden, then add:
1 lb kale, cut into pieces ----> saute 2 minutes, add:
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 tbs raisins
2 tbs pine nuts ----> cover and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if kale
gets too dry.
There ya go! The kale ends up tasting rather sweet from the raisins, and the pine nuts add a complementary savory flavor. Enjoy.