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Red Cooked Kale

Red Cooked Kale
I (Katherine) often listen to The Splendid Table podcast while working on the farm.  I recently discovered this very simple cooking technique that now makes a nightly appearance in our kitchen!  Click the link below for a Splendid Table recipe for Red Cooked Pork.

1 tablespoon oil (we use coconut)
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon red chili flakes (may not be traditional!)
1 bunch kale (or bok choi, baby chard, baby kale etc.  Any hearty green will do)
2 tablespoons vinegar (we use apple cider)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar

 1.  Heat the oil in a deep skillet and add garlic and red chili flakes.
2.  Chop and add kale after a few minutes of browning.
3.  Mix the vinegar, soy sauce and sugar together with a whisk in a small bowl.  Pour over the kale.  Stir a little bit.
4.  Put a lid on the skillet and allow to steam-cook for 2-3 minutes.  Remove the lid, stir, turn off heat and serve over rice, mix with soba noodles, or as a side dish.