I have been obsessed with the leafy green kale lately but have pretty much only baked them into crispy chips. So when I came across this recipe for kale with garlic and ale from Rachel Ray I was ready to change-up my routine. Personally I don’t care for anchovies so I left them out and compensated with a little more garlic and salt. This side dish pairs well with some baked tilapia or seared scallops. Healthy and tasty.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 anchovy fillets
- 1 chili pepper, thinly sliced
- 3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 large bunch kale, stemmed and thickly shredded
- 1 cup ale
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add the anchovies and let them melt into the oil. Add the chili and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the kale and let it wilt, turning it in the chili and garlic with tongs. Douse the pan with the ale and toss for 1-2 minutes more, than add nutmeg, and salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the kale to a serving bowl and serve.