Wednesday, June 01, 2011
RECIPE ~ Mess o' Greens
Greens are a favourite in our home (well, not so much for the 2-year-old) and we regularly crave a mess o' sauteed greens! Here's my recipe.
1 large bunch rapini*
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
sea salt and fresh pepper
Wash the rapini. Cut off the stem tips and discard. Then cut off the whole stem and keep separate from the leaves.
Heat a large cast iron pan and add the tips with a little water. Cover and let steam cook 5 minutes, til half softened. Then add all the leaves plus a splash of water, cover and let steam cook 5 minutes longer. When all the water has gone, sprinkle with garlic and drizzle the whole mess with olive oil, stirring well over medium-high heat. Season with paprika, salt and pepper. Sauté until fully wilted and a little browned here and there. Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
Serves 2-4. Delicious on the side with rice dishes or pastas.
*If rapini is unavailable you can substitute with a bunch of kale. Wash thoroughly to get the grit out, and chop leaves and stems coarsely.
FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
VATAS are best off thoroughly cooking the greens and using ghee. PITTAS are fine but don't use too much salt, pepper and paprika. For KAPHAS, reduce oil and salt to a minimum.