Mirin Kale

Mirin Kale

Author Notes:

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.

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Makes: 2-4 servings
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min


  • 1 bunch kale (lacinato or any other)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 olive oil
In This Recipe


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!)

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