Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Lacinato kale is also called Tuscan, dinosaur, or black kale. You can also use regular curly kale.

How to Make It

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add 1 tablespoon light coconut milk and canola oil. Add jalapeño and ginger; cook 1 minute. Add kale; cook 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup light coconut milk, water, and sugar; cover and cook 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup light coconut milk, lime juice, and kosher salt.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Just ok

April 20, 2017
My family hates kale so I used spinach.  Didn't need the water or even half the coconut milk.  I also only used half a minced jalapeno and heat-wise, it was fine for us.  But I'm not sure I'll be making this one again based on the level of enthusiasm it received.

alphabetizing's Review

April 13, 2014
This was just ok. I honestly felt the flavor wasn't strong enough. I did prep my ginger the night before when I was making something else with ginger, but it was in a ziploc in the fridge and still smelled great, I can't imagine that it lost that much flavor overnight. I WANT to like this more, so I might try making it again and throw in extra ginger and maybe some orange zest? I don't know, it needs a little extra, but going off the recipe as-is, it's only just "okay."

LdrCooks's Review

November 25, 2013
This is hands down my favorite kale dish. It's so simple and shockingly delicious. Even people who have never liked kale raved about this dish!

mackiew's Review

November 04, 2013
I loved the flavors in this kale dish. It was easy and quick to prepare, and I will make it again very soon. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't think the recipe needs the water called for. I forgot to put it in, and had plenty of liquid for cooking the kale. I think the addition of water would thin the sauce and leave too much of it in the pan, since it won't all cling to the kale. Otherwise, delish!.

forbrooke's Review

August 21, 2013