Yay! New obsession. Recreate the recipe for the best kale in the world. Or at least come up with a delicious and creative kale cooking concept centered around peanuts, spicy, maybe ginger, and a little bit of 'good for you' too.
I'm convinced the best kale in the world is here. It's a cold kale salad with a delicious somewhat spicy peanut sauce. East coast kale cooks take note- it would be worth driving to Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles to experience this salad. Make sure you call first. There's nothing worse than going there when they don't have kale.
Ok, I just tried it. Here's the recipe I used kinda-
- 1 bunch kale
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons of chili sauce
- 2 dashes of ground ginger (would've preferred fresh, but didn't have any)
- dash of salt
Blanch the kale in 2 qts hot water for 2.5 minutes (thanks Tanya for the time tip). While the kale is blanching, combine other ingredients in a bowl to create sauce. Drain kale and rinse with cold water. Put kale back in bowl and mix in sauce. 5 minutes and pure deliciousness
I've also had this without cooking the kale at all! Yes! Raw! My sister-in-law showed me the trick to making raw kale edible- cut it into extremely thin strips. I've cut the stalks out (spines?) too. I've also been playing around with alternate peanut sauces like this one.