Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Green Tonic...Sesame Ginger Kale

If you guzzle coffee to no end and still feel sluggish, I've got your back! Fixing up a batch of this simply sauteed kale will reunite you with your long lost wellspring of energy. Not to mention what a powerful mood boost kale provides in the heart of winter. This is a simple, absolutely delicious preparation. I had it this morning with breakfast.....and halfway through the work day I was glad I did! So much so, I had it again with dinner this evening!

Sesame Ginger Kale:
*1 bunch fresh kale, any variety, rinsed and chopped, stem ends removed
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*1 Tbsp. soy sauce
*1 inch peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
*1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
*1 tsp. sesame oil
*1 Tbsp. olive oil or butter for sauteing

Over medium heat add olive oil or butter to a large skillet. Add garlic. Saute briefly and add chopped kale. Drizzle a small amount of water over kale. Stir and cook until kale is wilted but still vibrantly green. Add soy sauce and ginger. Cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sesame oil. Stir. Taste. Adjust seasonings as needed. Refuel your engine!

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