Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, but on it’s own, it’s flavor isn’t particularly pleasing to most. I set out to find a way to make a delicious dish featuring kale to take advantage of the natural source of vitamin C, A, Folic Acid, Calcium and Iron. I played with recipes for a couple weeks before settling on this version as my favorite. Use it as a side, or for some extra decadence, as a base for a piece of pan seared Chilean Sea Bass coated with forbidden black rice flour.
Tip: older kale is tougher and stronger in flavor - avoid this by choosing smaller bunches.
Balsamic Kale and Mushrooms Recipe
1 medium red onion, diced 1 Tablespoon of olive oil 1/4-1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 2 Tablespoons of aged balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/2 pound kale, washed, large stems removed, cut into 2-3” pieces 3/4 cup butter beans, drained and rinsed salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; sauté until they start to soften, about 5-10 minutes. Add mushrooms and balsamic vinegar; stir 3-5 minutes. Add thyme and stir. Add kale pieces and cook until tender. Add butter beans until just warmed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Delicious and healthy, this recipe was another big hit during my visit home over the holidays.
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