Thursday, March 12, 2009

More on Greens

Thanks to all who wrote to me by email or posted. I got more of a response on my kale recipe than I expected so I figured I would talk a bit more about greens. My fallback recipe that I probably do at least once a week is either buying Swiss chard, or if I find beets with the greens attached, or turnip greens or any combination of those greens.

I just thinly slice 2-3 cloves of garlic, saute in a pan on medium heat with a couple of tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and few hot red pepper flakes, add the greens (washed and coarsely chopped) and sea salt to taste. Mix well and saute for a few minutes. Then I turn the heat on low and place the lid on the pan and allow the greens to soften. Makes a nice side dish with pasta, fish or just about anything. My favorite way to eat the greens is to place the greens on a plate and top with a couple of fried eggs. Great way to start the day if you can do that in the morning.


  1. Hey Pete, the other kale recipe sounded great but I'm glad you posted this alternate recipe. These days I don't have much time to cook so I'm discovering the joy of a simple saute!

  2. I totally understand. Simple is best most of the time.