Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Allotmenticity - Sod It Grow Your Own Pt 6 - 15-12-08
Kale with Cannellini beans, Chorizo, Garlic & Chilli.
3 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil (preferably strong and spicy)
1/4 teaspoon dried Chili Pepper Flakes
1 large Garlic clove – skinned and finely chopped
2 small bunches Curly Kale (about 7 oz) – remove stems from mature leaves and chop finely;
1–15oz can Cannellini beans – drained
100g Chorizo Sausage
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 large glass Dry White Wine.
Heat a large heavy-bottomed frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the Olive Oil, Chorizo Sausage, Chili Pepper flakes and Garlic and sauté for 2/3 minutes until the oil is flavoured and red from the Chorizo. Add the Kale and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, tossing frequently, until wilted. Add the Dry White Wine, toss again, cover the pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Braise for 8 to 9 minutes until kale is tender. Add the beans, salt and pepper to taste, toss well, raise heat to high and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until beans are warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside.
To Serve, cut a French stick in half lengthways & into 6" pieces and griddle until browned.
Slurp a glug of Olive Oil on each piece and serve the kale mixture on top for a funky starter, or on its own as an accompaniment. (Leave out the Chorizo for a Vegetarian dish.
(I had this last night and it was delish!!!)