How does anyone make this shit tasty? It just takes like dirt to me.
Picture unrelated, unless one of you guys knows how to make kale tasty as well.
I don't like the curly leaf as much, I use the tuscan kale. but here's how I make it, that's tasty.
>sautee some sliced onions in olive oil until soft
>add minced garlic, cook 'till fragrant
>add sliced smoked sausage
>add chopped kale (deveined), pepper flakes, salt, black pepper to taste
>cook, stiring until kale is reduced and cooked
>serve with a spoonfull of sour cream
Buy not shit, fresh brussel sprouts. Trim the bottoms. I like to halve or quarter depending on the size, then sautee in a bit of butter until tender.
Never understood why people dislike them. Tastes kinda like cabbage to me
I make salads with kale pretty regularly. I just tear the leaves away from the stems and then tear those again into smaller pieces. They do alright in a Caesar or mixed in with cabbage and some kind of asian soy dressing.
I also throw that stuff in if I'm making Italian wedding soup, or if I feel like making potato soup with sausage.
Slice brussel sprouts in half and cook at med-high heat in a cast iron pan with butter. Cook until nice sear and a bit or caramelization. Add some salt and pepper and eat. Fucking delicious.
I've noticed that you need to get them as fresh as you can (but not on-the-vine fresh because they're never ready) and just roast them with some alliums for a bit and they'll work.
Thing is you can overdo them or underdo them because of their cruciferous nature...that, and they contain a lot of stinky sulfur compounds.
Uchi (one of the best restaurants in Houston) has the best ones I've ever had in my life. My friend who used to be a chef their explained to me exactly what they do to make them.
It's a lot. An incredible amount of prep work goes into that one dish. It took him like 5 minutes to explain.
Don't remember though, sadly.
How long ago was this? I had my doubts that any brussel sprouts could take so much prep, so looked up the restaurant to read their menu and couldn't find anything with brussel sprouts in it.
Cheesy, brussel-sprouts fried rice is nice.
I only make it with leftover rice because I always have leftover rice.
Chop an onion.
Fry in butter until slightly translucent.
Add blanched sprouts (or frozen), cut into halves (or quarters for large ones) and sauté a bit.
Add a tad of stock (or cheat and use milk and a bit of stock powder/stock cube) and day-old cooked rice.
Toss about until the liquid is evaporated and absorbed into the rice, then off the heat and add a few handfuls of shredded cheese.
Toss about a bit, then plate up.
Also works nicely with broccoli and kale.
As for a kale-specific recipe,
Fry thinly sliced onion, minced garlic, minced chilli, chopped up blanched kale and cooked beans of your choice in olive oil, adding a little water at a time until the onion is softened and caramelised.
Top off with stock and let cook until reduced almost out and the beans have released enough of their starch to make the soup opaque.
Top off with more stock (or water if you used stock cube/powder) and adjust salt to taste if/as necessary then serve.