Wilted purple kale & chopped savory clams

August 17, 2012


Author Notes: A visit to the Union Square Market at the end of a week on a Friday afternoon found me with a bag of clams, the most beautiful head of purple kale from Lucky Dog farm and farm fresh eggs. No eggs are used in this recipes but they are a staple I buy at the farmer's market. I might also add, I grabbed myself a Red Jacket apricot juice. FoodD

Serves: 2 hungry folks

Ingredients

Wilted Kale

  • 6 handfuls Kale

Savory clams

  • 1 pound clams
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 chopped pepperdew
  • splashes Sauvingnon Blanc

Directions

Wilted Kale

  1. D vein the kale
  2. Rough chop into bite size pieces
  3. Wash well in cold water - in a colander
  4. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of a hot pan. Be mindful to get excess water off the leaves before adding to hot oil.
  5. Add the washed bite sized kale pieces and cook off until just green and softened

Savory clams

  1. Steam off clams in 1/2 C of salted water with a bay leaf, garlic cloves and black pepper corns for about 10 mins.
  2. Add chopped cooked clams to hot pan w/oil, minced garlic and chopped pepperdew and a splash of white wine.
  3. Top the wilted kale with the cooked clams. Dig in!

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