Lacinato Kale with Lemon and Garlic

-Bring a pot of salted water to boil (for blanching the kale).

-Wash a bunch of kale and then slice into thin ribbons.

-Boil the kale for 1-2 minutes then drain and set aside.

-Melt 2 TBS butter in a shallow pan, then add 2 cloves of garlic put through a press.

-Add 1 tsp grated lemon zest and the juice of 1 half a lemon.

-Add the kale and toss gently, adding salt and pepper as needed.

Lacinato Kale with Garlic and Anchovies from a recipe by Mario Batali

-Wash and spin dry 1 bunch of kale cut into ½ inch wide ribbons.

-Thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic.

-Heat a 10-12 inch sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot.

-Add 2 TBS olive oil, 3 rinsed anchovy fillets and the sliced garlic.

-Cook until the garlic is light brown, about 1 minute.

-Add the kale and cook stirring constantly until wilted, about 5 minutes.

-Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with ½ lemon squeezed overtop and some grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes if desired.

Lacinato Kale with Cannellini Beans

-Stem and chop 1 bunch of kale into thin slivers.

-Put the kale into a large pan with a little water on the bottom.

-Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and cook for 5-7 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

-In a large skillet, sauté 1 finely chopped onion in some olive oil.  

-Add the following:

2 cloves minced garlic

A pinch of dried rosemary

Some red pepper flakes

-Cook for about 3 minutes.

-Add ½ cup dry white wine and cook until the mixture is a syrupy sauce, about 5-10 minutes.

-Add 1 can of well rinsed and drained cannellini beans, the kale and a little water.

-Heat through and add a little sea salt and pepper.

-Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Lacinato Kale Caesar

As addictive as potato chips but so much better for you!

-Remove the stems from 1 bunch of Lacinato kale and cut the leaves into small pieces.

-Place in a salad bowl.

-In a jar with a tight fitting lid, and add the following:

2 cloves of garlic put through a garlic press

1-2 TBS extra virgin olive oil

A big pinch of sea salt

Lots of freshly grated black pepper

The juice of 1 fresh lemon

-Mix. Pour over the kale and toss well.

-Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Lacinato Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad

-Cut out and discard center ribs and stems of 1 bunch of lacinato kale.

-Cut the kale into very thin slices.

-Whisk together the following:

1½ TBS fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp salt and

¼ tsp black pepper

-Then whisk in 4½ TBS of extra virgin olive oil in a thin steady stream.

-Place the kale in a salad bowl and toss well with dressing to coat.

-Top with 1 cup coarsely grated ricotta salata cheese and lightly toss.