I'm a huge kale fan. Raw with salad dressing or sauteed with garlic and mustard. I love it. This slightly sweet version uses mirin to help soften the kale. I found it to be a lovely side for an Asian flavored meal. —Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast
What You'll Need
bunch kale (lacinato or any other)
cloves garlic (minced)
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Remove stems from the kale, and give it a rough chop. You want equal-ish size pieces that are easy to stab with a fork.
Add olive oil to a saute pan and heat over medium. Add garlic, and let cook for just 30 seconds to a minute before adding the kale. Add kale, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, and toss to coat in the oil. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add mirin to the kale, and let cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with your favorite Asian-inspired meal! (rice bowls, salmon teriyaki, alone!)