Kale for Kids (And Grownups Too!)

“This is a great technique for cooking any slightly bitter green vegetable (broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, brussels sprouts, etc)--my kids (age 6 & 8) can't get enough!! The secret is the mirin, which makes it sweet and juicy. And: it's very easy...”
READY IN:
18mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the kale, cut the leaves from the center stem/rib, and chop roughly (the center stem is tough so you want to get the leaf off).
  2. Put the kale in a large (12") frying pan, add the olive oil, mirin, and salt (the measurements are rough because I usually just pour long splashes of each on top of the kale) and turn up the heat to medium/ medium high.
  3. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender (usually takes about 10-12 minutes, depending on the heat). Taste, and add salt if needed (if kale is very bitter occasionally I'll add a little brown sugar).

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