Monday, December 7, 2009

Garlicky Sauteed Greens

Being members of a CSA, we get a lot of greens. Lots and lots. Chard, collards, spinach, multiple types of kale, cabbages, etc. etc. Lucky for me, my husband loves greens. One of my favorite (and also simplest) ways to cook them is to simply saute them in some olive oil that has been infused with garlic. Add some salt and pepper, and you're good to go. Tonight we had lacinato kale, but this technique works with any greens.

Garlicky Sauteed Greens

1 Bunch Greens (Kale, Chard Spinach,...)
2 tsp (or so) Olive Oil
1 Large Clove Garlic, Minced or Pressed
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Wash and coarsely chop the greens, removing tough stems as needed. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic to the oil and cook over medium heat, stirring often, for a few minutes. At this point you can turn off the heat and let the garlic and oil sit if you are working on the rest of the meal. If you are ready, go ahead and add in the greens, a bit at a time if necessary. As they cook down, add more until all of the greens are in the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and continue cooking until the greens are tender.

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