I've wanted to cook with kale for a while but found it a bit daunting and, to be honest, wasn't really sure what to do with it! Then one day I saw this baby at my local supermarket and I could not resist.
Kale really is a "superfood" with lots of impressive health benefits. This leafy green vegetable, a member of the cabbage/broccoli family, is full of vitamins - A, B folate, C and K. It has cholesterol lowering benefits, cancer risk lowering benefits and is a powerful antioxidant with lots of anti-inflammatory benefits. I can recommend reading about the many health benefits of this food - fascinating!
I sauteed a thinly sliced red onion, thinly sliced chorizo sausage and some garlic in a little olive oil. When the chorizo was nice and crispy I added about half the bag of kale (60grams) and put the lid on the pan. After a few minutes the kale had wilted so I added some toasted almonds, cracked black pepper, gave it a good stir and it was ready.
The end result was quite delicious and full of flavour - salty, crunchy and sweet! I had this as a meal but it would make a lovely side dish for chicken or fish or tossed through pasta.
Do you have a favourite way to cook kale? I would love to hear any ideas/recipes for this wonderful vegetable!