Sauteed Kale with Pine Nuts & Raisins

Tod Dimmick

Buttery pine nuts, sweet dried fruit, and rich sauteed kale strike up a three-way flavor tango in this quick recipe. Let's dance...

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 as a side dish

2-3 TB olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
one bunch kale, cleaned, stems separated and diced, leaves coarsely chopped
1/4 cup raisins
3 TB pine nuts
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded Parmesan (optional)

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat and cook the garlic for 1 minute, stirring. Add the kale stems and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until stems are beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Add the kale leaves, turn heat to medium low, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Add 1/4 cup water, cover, and cook for another 10 minutes or until leaves have begun to turn tender, stirring occasionally. If skillet runs a little dry while cooking, add another tablespoon or two of water. Stir in raisins and pine nuts and serve, seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, and Parmesan.

Served up by Tod Dimmick

1 comment:

Adrian Hill said...

Made this last night, was exceptional. Thanks so much for the suggestion.