The Rea Family

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Braising your favorite greens softens their notoriously tough texture, sweetens their bitter flavor, and infuses it with deep, complex flavor. Kale was made for braising. Mustard and collard greens are also great for braising too.



  1. In a skillet, sauté onions in olive oil over medium heat until soft. Be sure to choose a skillet or large pot that has a lid and is big enough to hold the entire bunch of kale before it wilts.
  2. Add the kale, wine and broth. Stir and cook the kale until it has wilted to half its volume.
  3. Place a lid on the skillet or pot and turn the heat down to low and allow the kale to simmer in the liquid for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste and red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.