We get greens every single week. So this week, it was time to find another creative way to ingest more greens. I googled, “Creative Kale Recipe” and an interesting one came up from a blog that tried to recreate a dish from M Cafe in Beverly Hills. Folks started commenting on the blog post that they love this signature dish from M Cafe. So I then looked for the actual recipe and found a video online about how to make it as well as the restaurant recipe from M Cafe. This is a very interesting, delicious, and unique greens recipe!
CSA Food Box Ingredient: Red Russian Kale or just Kale
Kale with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe from M Cafe
Link for recipe
Spicy Peanut Dressing (see not below about quantity of ingredients)
3 Cups Peanut Butter
9 tbsp Just like honey
3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Brown Rice Vinegar
3 tsp Minced garlic
2 tbsp Ginger
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Salt
9 floz Hot Water
Blanch the Kale (could make a few bunches of greens)
Remove the Kale from the stems.
Add a pinch of Salt to a pot of boiling water, then blanch the Kale.
Remove the Kale from the boiling water and shock it in a container of ice water.
Finally, squeeze the excess water out of the cooled Kale.
Spicy Peanut Dressing
Place all dressing ingredients into a blender and blend it until it comes to a smooth consistency.
Drizzle the dressing on top of the Kale and mix the two together. Garnish with chopped red onions and chopped peanuts.
* You could cut this recipe to about an 1/8 of the ingredient proportions and have enough for one bunch of kale! It makes a lot of dressing!
* I cut the recipe to 1/3 and it still made a ton of dressing. You can then refrigerate it and use it as a chicken marinade or as a dipping sauce.