I had my first ever, fresh, homegrown kale for dinner and it was delicious! Okay, I’m a little over-excited, I’ll admit. But I didn’t expect it to taste so good.
I’ve only ever had kale once before, at a restaurant, and it was slightly bitter. I didn’t dare tell the Scientist, who has a severe aversion to anything that might have even a remote chance of being bitter.
The kale was so easy, I can’t believe I’ve never cooked it before. I went to my garden, cut a few big leaves, trimmed out the stalks, rinsed, chopped. I sautéed sliced garlic in butter, tossed in the kale, added salt, sautéed till just softened, then served. It took about 5 minutes. And did I mention it was delicious?!
When I decided that maybe there was a little too much salt, I added a squeeze of fresh lemon. Even better.
In fact, I assured my table mates that I wouldn’t be offended if they didn’t want to any more than try it (because I could happily have eaten the whole thing myself).
For the skeptics, let me tell you, the Scientist even ate some and didn’t hate it.