Kale with Lemon-Balsamic Butter

  • dory92064 Posted: 10/08/09
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    Hard not to like this recipe. I used Swiss Chard since that's what I had on hand. This is very similar to a spinach recipe which also uses raisins, but no browned butter. Will definitely make again.

  • hijparker Posted: 01/03/11
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    I can't believe how simple and good this is. I did not know Kale could taste great. Used Craisins instead of raisins to go with chicken dish.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 02/14/09
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    I have always loved kale, but this is the absolute best preparation I have ever tried! With just three people eating, I cut the recipe to 1/3 (1 TB of butter, 1 Tb lemon, 1 Tb balsamic, 1 TB raisins and 1 Tb dried cranberries). Wow! We were sad to see the bottom of the pot. Served with a cracked wheat pilaf and the fennel-brined pork chops from the June 04 issue.

  • Kaz814 Posted: 09/27/09
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    This recipe has made me a kale convert! So tasty and easy. I didn't have raisins, so I used dried cranberries and it was delicious! I also only made a third of the recipe (it's just me) and I had no problems!

  • ShayHable Posted: 09/27/09
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    We have tons of kale in the fall and winter (and spring) from our CSA. This is our favorite kale recipe so far. The combination of flavors is really nice. You may need to experiment with how long to cook the kale; some kinds are very tough.

  • sykchyk Posted: 04/10/10
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    Fantastic! I steamed the kale and used dried cranberries rather than raisins. So yummy! I will be making this often.

  • karaboo Posted: 12/24/09
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    making this recipe tonight for Christmas eve dinner..it's so delicious and I can't wait to eat it again!

  • mmmanders Posted: 11/14/09
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    Love it! The rich buttery flavor makes me forget I'm eating a good for me vegetable.

  • teacooking Posted: 06/09/11
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    I steamed the kale as someone else suggested. The balsamic vinegar was delicious and the raisins added a nice sweet element. I felt like it might have benefited from a crunch - like slivered almonds?

  • VannieNY Posted: 06/12/11
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    just made this & pure yumminessss:) i added more lemon juice & another squeeze of fresh lemon at the end. i love lemons:) i didn't have raisins but i had dried cranberries so that's what i used. i also added some red chilli pepper paste for extra spice

  • Gibby007 Posted: 11/26/11
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    I made this as a Thanksgiving side dish and though it tasted good it was very unappetizing in appearance. It looked like something you'd dredge up from the bottom of a swamp. I think I may have over cooked it and if cooked for a shorter period of time it would have been bright green rather than mucky looking. People liked it though and it was quite a topic of conversation since no one had eaten kale before.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 11/27/11
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    A very tasty way to enjoy kale - I would use a little less balsamic and a little more butter next time, but the raisins were a wonderful partner for the leafy greens.Served with baked potatoes, cornbread, and acorn squash.

  • MsAnnaNOLA Posted: 01/05/12
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    Yummy. Do not over cook the kale. I had two bunches of kale so I halved th other ingredients except the raisins. I put 1/3 cup of yellow raisins because I had them on hand. I used a small cast iron pot to make the butter mixture. It was a little hard to see when the butter was brown but I did not burn the butter which is easy to do. If you use 4 bunches it will make an enormous amount. Two bunches was plenty for the two of us for several days. Have made it several times. It is good unless the kale is over cooked. I would also recommend not using bagged kale because it has big stems and they are tough. If you only do four minutes then drain well or the sauce becomes watered down and loses its flavor.

  • RobinAutry Posted: 01/06/13
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    I used olive oil instead of butter so I didn't brown it which may be why I didn't think it was 5 stars. This is a good solid recipe but would have been better if I had used a little less balsamic vinegar, maybe only one tbsp would be enough. Overall a very good and healthy side dish.

  • Suze02 Posted: 02/04/13
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    Used low sugar dried cranberries instead of raisins and steamed the kale. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. My husband hates kale and refuses to eat it. I finally convinced him to try this and he really liked it. I thought it was delicious!

  • Clobberella422 Posted: 09/29/12
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    This was really, really good. Definitely one of the best recipes for kale I've ever tried. I steamed it instead of boiling it, like other reviewers, and it was perfect. This will become my go to kale for certain.

  • London1 Posted: 12/30/13
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    Super easy to make and tasted great.

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