This was DELICIOUS! The flavors and the texture are mouthwatering. My boyfriend took one bite and said, "Wow." That's not easy to do. I was fresh out of Thai chile so, I substituted with black pepper. Haha! I thought the recipe called for both Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Vinegar. I added Apple Cider Vinegar but, I couldn't find coconut vinegar so, I used 1 table spoons of Malibu Rum. Oh My Gosh... yummy! Just an FYI bake the bacon in the oven 1st on 375 for about 20-30 minutes depending on the oven and the quality of the bacon - watch it carefully until it's a perfect dark auburn. Do this so that it's crispy on all sides. Yum! Saute the Kale with the onions and everything. Then, add the bacon bits last - I used food cutting scissors to make bacon squares. ENJOY!
Bacon and Kale Adobo
Gingerale Posted: 12/16/11
PauletteinSC Posted: 01/01/12
I had some bacon already cooked and frozen, so I used it. I sauteed the onion and kale together in a little EVOO, then added the water, soy sauce, and vinegar sauce and simmered it, but just for 10 minutes, which was plenty. I added the bacon for about a minute at the end just to heat it up. If I had cooked the kale for an hour as recommended, it would have been overcooked and a bad color. Served it with slices of salami and manchega cheese, rosemary crackers, roasted vegetables, and whole cranberry sauce.
JasonBurn Posted: 02/05/12
This is the best kale dish I've had in years! We served at dinner an our friends loved it. I didn't have coconut vinegar so i used rice vinegar. Will make this again and again.
ElizabethPDX Posted: 06/18/12
Loved it! We made ours vegan... used ancho chiles instead of bacon for smoky, spicy flavor (substitute some olive oil for bacon drippings). Three kinds of kale from the garden (dinosaur, red and russian). Took the tip on serving with rice and cold beer... with sweet mango on the side.