Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kale Redux

cut leaves of curly kale
softened kale hand rubbed with lemon and salt
Depending on the variety, some kale are stronger than others in flavor and leaf.  One easy way to soften the taste of a stronger type is to remove the strong stems and mix the leafy green with a touch of lemon juice and pinch of sea salt. Toss and work the leaves in your hands for 4 or 5 minutes or until leaves wilt and the volume decreases almost by half.  This techni ue turns bitter flavors to sweet!  Use the resulting greens as an addition to anything from salads, sandwich additions and slaw. 

In this case a cabbage kale slaw with bacon and thyme.  The Vegetable Alchemist.
kale and cabbage bacon slaw