Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I am growing kale in my garden right now and it is getting oh so big and beautiful. My three year old told me the other day, "Mommy, the kale looks wonderful!" (aren't I lucky?). I've been picking a little bit everyday so that it's literally garden fresh when I eat it. Over the weekend, I decided to try my hand at grilling kale, you know, just to see what would happen. And let me tell you, I have found my addiction! I usually end up tossing half the stocks in the garbage (sorry folks, I haven't converted to composting yet). But by preparing it this way, the stocks get all crispy and delicious, dare I say better than the leaf itself!
Even if you think you are not a kale-lover like me (that's you Dad and Brian), be adventurous and try this recipe; I think you are really going to love it. Shoot me a comment to let me know your thoughts.
And it's Tuesday again, so I'm linking up with the Two for Tuesdays blog carnival of some of my favorite real food bloggers. Be sure to browse the wonderful array of yummy looking recipes and find your favorites (even if it's not kale, boo hoo!).
8-10 kale leaves (stems in tact)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Wash and dry kale. Place in a large bowl and drizzle it with oil and vinegar, then add a pinch of salt and pepper. With your hands, massage the liquids into the kale leaves so they are well absorbed. Take the kale and lay it directly on a preheated grill. Grill for just 3-5 minutes, until bright green.