Sunday, July 29, 2012

Creamed Kale


A simple but remarkably tasty dish.  3 out of 4 kids freaked out just at the sight of the kale.  The other one ate 3 servings.

INGREDIENTS
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bunch of kale, stems removed, chopped (around 4 cups)
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1 1/4 cups cashew cream (more if needed)
- salt and pepper to taste

METHOD
1. Heat oil in a large pot over med heat.  Saute onion and garlic for a few mins, until translucent, being careful not to burn.
2. Add kale and a bit of salt and sauté for a few mins, until vibrant green and slightly wilted.
3. Add wine and cook, uncovered, for about 5-7 mins, until liquid is reduced and kale is tender.
4. Add cashew cream and mix well.  Cook for 2-3 mins until cream is thickened.  Add more if you want creamier kale.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

28 comments:

Nari said...

This looks absolutely amazing, and I love the idea of the cashew cream. I have been searching for things to do with kale as I have heard it is very nutritional, so thank you for this wonderful recipe. Now I just have to find some Kale...!
Nari X

Corine said...

2 tbsp... what? :)

Corine said...

2tbsp... what? :)

Corine said...

2 tbsp... what? :)

Joanna said...

Looks tasty! Can I use water instead of the white wine?

leandra said...

good freak out or bad freak out?

wildtomato said...

I bet this would taste good with some freshly grated nutmeg, too.

elizabethly said...

I made this for dinner tonight, and it was just stellar. Sadly, wine doesn't usually last long enough in our house to get used in cooking, so I used white wine vinegar instead (a much smaller amount) so it probably would have been even better if I'd been able to follow the recipe to the T. It was still so delicious. I'll be using this one again. I'm so glad to be seeing more recipe posts from you again!

XemonerdX said...

Looks like 'boerenkoolstamp', which is one of the staples of Dutch wintercuisine, one of my fave dishes. Except our version uses mashed potatoes instead of creamed cashews. I'll have to try this recipe someday soon, sounds delicious (minus the wine, sorry).

Allysia said...

I would have been the kid to eat three servings, ha ha. :) I'm a big fan of cashew cream (so rich!), and I bet it would be great paired with a hearty green like kale. Thanks for sharing!

urbanmadness said...

I just made, and ate, this. It's fabulous!!! I added a pinch of nutmeg, otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I love kale, but it's usually just something I add to soup or a stir-fry. This is the first recipe I've made where kale is the main event. It's surely going to be one of my "go to" recipes from now on. I'm also thinking of ways to change it a bit to suit my mood - add dill or nutritional yeast, maybe. Thank you for sharing this, and all your other recipes. You rock, Vegan Dad!

Chandra said...

Sound delicious! I am gonna have to try making this now.

Peace :)

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Looks amazing and I'm always looking for new ways too cook Kale as it is a regular in my organic food delivery!

Antonia Neurauter said...

Made this for supper today. Absolutely amazing

Kathleen Richardson said...

One kid out of 4 has discerning taste buds. I, too, would be willing to eat three servings of kale, particularly with cashew cream.

Keep writing...

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

i really want to try this! creamed kale sounds amazing!

Keen on Food said...

nice. I think it was Chef Tal's book that gave me the idea of stirring a cashew cream into risotto's and the like after thy've come off the heat. It's a good trick.

Funny with the kids!

Tracy said...

Any ideas on substitutes for the white wine? Or is it key? Thanks!

Vegan Canuk Brown said...

We just started eating kale and his was awesome, we actually made it and put it on Pizza, even our 5 year old ate it.

this vegan biotch over here said...

YUMMMMMMM! made it and it was so good!! I had two servings!

Unknown said...

I made this the other day. It was easy and delicious.

Amber Gilewski said...

I never thought to make creamed kale before. I will definitely need to make this sometime in the future. Thanks for the creative idea!

Amber Gilewski said...

I never thought to make creamed kale. Thanks for the creative idea and new way to spice up my kale life!

Vanilla Bean Vegan said...

Omg never seen creamed kale before looks yummy!! Will have to try ASAP

Stacy said...

This recipe is absolutely fantastic!! I will be making this over and over again! I can't believe it took me this long to make cashew cream either. Other recipes called for long soaking periods and that always put me off. Just letting the nuts soak while I prepped the other ingredients for this dish resulted in smooth and perfect cream.

Crispin said...

Sounds like my kids. I know which one would eat 3 servings - the one who keeps asking if we have kale chips.

Momma said...

Call me crazy, but I'm thinking I'm going to like this as a topping over a baked sweet potato. YUM!

Susan Fabian said...

We like kale in our house but always have it the same way (steamed then a quick saute with a dash of vinegar) so I was interested in this recipe as a way to change things up a bit. The only changes I made were to the preparation. I soaked the cashews before making the cream because my blender isn't very strong. And I steamed my kale before additing to the recipe to make sure it was very tender. The hint of wine in the background made the cream sauce so tasty. I'm thinking it would be a good 'gravy' for tofu, setian, etc and will probably make it on it's own without the kale antoher time. Although with the kale it was super. My husband told me I had to make kale this way from now on.