Originally Posted by giggler
Please help me like raw greens..
we love frozen Spinach, with a little Malt Vinegar..
this time of year in Texas, we can buy pretty Greens. I just bought a large bag of Kale for .99 cents..at the farmer's market
how do I cook these.. can I..
fry 2 pieces of bacon
then sort of steam them for a while?
should I add stock?
or should I "cream" them..
Eric, Austin Tx.
1. Put them in a big bowl filled with ice water (Ice Bath).
2. Get a stock pot to slightly less than a rolling boil.
- (Add good amount of salt to boiling water.)
3. Scoop greens into boiling water and cook for mabe 20 seconds.
- Only long enough for rich color, not long enough to turn water green.
4. Scoop back into the ice bath you had started with... Done.
Once they are at this stage, they are way green and way ready to add into another dish... With your bacon, I would add it at the end, just to get some flavor from the bacon and maybe soften it to taste... But yuck to mushy, wilted, sad-looking greens!
You could ribbon-cut the Kale into a CI Skillet with some diced ham, onions and bell peppers . . . yum...
You could make a broth soup with Mir-Plox and add that same kale???
I like simple salads, like you suggested - Just some wine vinegar, cucumbers, sm-diced white & red onions, zested carrots and peeled/seeded cherry tomato slices. Add whatever other veggies are in the fridge... Maybe add some chicken and HB Egg to your Kale salad?
Use the kale as a tortilla and roll-up some tasty orange or lemon chicken with rice and saute-de-pepper/onion? yummy/// ??
I have some swiss chard and beets in the garden right now, I am thinking about using the leaves from both for a sliced duck breast or lamb roll. HMMM.... Make me wonder now...