This is probably one of those you have to trust me recipes.
If you don't, well...I don't actually blame you.
But I promise this easy recipe will be worth it! Sauteing kale until it's a little crunchy (which makes it a little salty) and throwing in a few flecks of sriracha creates a side or snack made for the gods. Healthy gods, but gods-worthy nonetheless. It's salty, crunchy, and guilt-free (not that that's ever stopped us from enjoying something right).
Serves: One (multiply for more, obv)
Total Time: 10 minutes (or more, depending on how slow of a veggie washer you are. Veggie washer. What a weird phrase.)
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, for sauteeing
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (let's be real I only use about 4 - I'm weak!)
- 2 cups kale
- Sriracha or hot sauce, to taste
- Wash and thoroughly dry kale, breaking into small pieces as you dry and discarding stems.
- Heat up olive oil in small pan on medium heat. with pepper flakes.
- Add kale, tossing around bowl occasionally, ensuring each piece has its time at the bottom of the pan. Kale is ready when it has a few seemingly burnt sides (They won't taste burnt! Just crispy and delicious! Trust! It's important!).
- Once kale is a bit browned, add it to a bowl with a few flecks of spicy sauce of choice and enjoy!
I first had this at Galentine's Day last year and totally forgot about it until there were some farmshare goodies my coworker offered up! I was wondering why I liked it so much with the sriracha until I remembered the best food in Hawai'i:
This looks pretty bogus, sure, but it is honestly the BEST. Every time I went here for work I grabbed at least one from Da Poke Shack. It's fresh fish (usually tuna or salmon) in whatever marinade or sauce you choose with rice and sides! Here I went for the spicy option with seaweed and brown rice. Add a bit of sriracha and goddamn.
Now I'm looking through my poke bowl pictures. There are more than I think I should admit.
Anywho! I think the next kale-adventure will be kale chips. Any words of wisdom before I begin?