The Literate Chef

Uncle Fred’s Steamed Kale with Black Olives

In General Articles on January 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Recently there has been a lot of press about the benefits of including Kale in your diet. In our family, we have been consuming it regularly, following a recipe from my godfather, Uncle Fred. We first posted this recipe 2 &1/2 years ago, but in case you missed it, here it is again. Good and healthful eating!

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Preparation & cooking time with easy to use fresh Kale from Glory Foods, 20 minutes

To read about Uncle Fred, please refer toUncle Fred, The Godfather

Ingredients:

2 lbs. kale, washed, thick stems removed and discarded, leaves and tender stems chopped coarse*
2 cups of oil-cured black olives, preferably pitted
12 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons crushed hot chili peppers
2 cups water

Preparation:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté until translucent. Do not let burn.
  3. Add the olives, and stir well. When they begin to puff up, shut the heat and add the hot pepper flakes and stir well.
  4. Return the heat to medium, add 1/4 cup of water and add the kale in bunches stirring continuously so it does not burn. Continue adding water and kale until…

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  1. Can’t wait to try this!

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