Friday, May 4, 2012

5-3…Fettucine with Kale

Our CSA friends provided us with a large bag of fresh kale today and I knew immediately what we would be having for dinner tonight.


Kale, coarsely chopped
Olive oil
Green onions
Red pepper flakes


Sauté the garlic and onion in olive oil until soft. While cooking the kale in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.  Drain the kale well then add it to the pan with the olive oil and garlic and continue cooking for about 10 minutes; the time depends upon whether you prefer the kale crunchy or “cooked down”.  (I went for crunchy.)

In the meantime cook the pasta in the same boiling water, drain, and add to the pan with the kale.  Mix well, add some pasta water if needed, drizzle with olive oil, and serve with your favorite graded cheese.  We are currently enjoying Gran Padana which I purchase online from


My original plan was to add bacon to the dish but I completely forgot about it.  We decided it was not needed. 

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