Chinese Style Kale

"Since starting on my healthy eating journey, I have discovered that I really like kale. I would never have even entertained trying it before but it has become a regular on my plate. However, I am always looking for new ways of eating it rather than steaming it. I found this recipe in the February 2008 copy of BBC Good Food Magazine and it looks like a good alternative to my usual preparation."
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  • Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan.
  • Tip in the garlic and cook for a few seconds.
  • Throw in the kale and toss around the pan to coat in the garlicky oil.
  • Pour over boiling water and cook for 7 minutes more until the kale has wilted and is cooked through.
  • Stir in the soy and oyster sauces and heat through to serve.

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  1. Gemma Z.
    I never thought I'd say something this passionate about kale, but this kale is flippin' delicious. I am now fantasizing about the next batch I am going to make. I doubled the garlic because I like things garlicky, and did 1/2 water, 1/2 veggie broth instead of just water. It was amazing!!
  2. Paka1931
    We enjoyed this easy recipe. With our low salt diet I forgot to add the sugar so it was quite salty for us but tasty none the less! thanks
  3. JackieOhNo!
    This would be a nice way to make any kind of greens, I would imagine. I had some beautiful fresh kale right off the farm, and was looking for a new way to prepare it. This was very nice, and helped to make the bitterness of the kale more palatable. Thanks for sharing this. Made by a RedHot Renegade for ZWT6.
  4. BluEyedCookette
    I used olive oil and a little less than called for, and really enjoyed this with the Chinese sauces. Nice change for us and DH loved it too!
  5. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    If you like kale you will enjoy this recipe! I am learning to like it! I reduced the oil to1 t and it worked fine. The kale did taste a bit bitter to me so I used a trick my Grammy used when I was small and did not like a veggie- I added a sprinkle of sugar! Removed that bitter bite- I am just not a fan of that though many are. Thanks for a simple and easy recipe that is so healthy!


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