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tips for sauteing kale


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tips for sauteing kale

ben61820 | Mar 5, 2007 10:58 AM

hey, i have tried sauteing pretty much every bitter green out there. i like them all in general and i specifically remember really nailing it a few times with kale. but yesterday when i again tried it (first time in a few months) the product just wasnt too good. it wasnt bad at all, just not as full of flavor as that one memory...
i used coconut oil (prolly about 2-3 tablespoons) preheated in a good medhigh saute pan. tossed in some sliced garlic. let that become fragrant and the littlest bit brown, added the finely chopped (think chifinade) kale with freshly ground black pepper and tossed around to hopefully coat with the garlic oil mixture. covered with a lid and let saute/steam for one minute. tossed again to kind of redistribute everything and then covered and gave another minute of steaming. off the heat, at the very end, i drizzled a little bit of nice extra virgin olive oil and salted to taste only right before eating.

so, sounds good doesnt it? but it just didnt really have a flavorful taste. kale is pretty hearty...maybe i had to actually cook it more..? i try to always err on the side of undercooking, yknow? anyhow, tell me what im doing wrong!

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