Too Good to Taste Good?
Kale is good for us, I’m sure by now we’ve all managed to pick up that much about the dark leafy green. It’s really good for us.
Like most things healthy, Kale doesn’t rank high on the tasty index. Raw it tends to be tough and bitter. Pretty much it taste exactly as you would expect so damned good for us to taste.
Mary Poppins had it right, a spoonful of sugar helps anything bitter go down. And a teaspoon of salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice. (Every time I’m forced to watch Mary Poppins-again- I am amused about the fact that her favorite flavor the magical personalizing medicine turns into is Rum Punch).
Besides giving kale a light saute, or a long braise to temper the bitterness, we can also balance it out with other flavors. When combined properly the bitterness kale offers can contrast nicely to other sweet, sour, and salty ingredients.
Oh and if using it raw in a salad, it likes a little rub down first. Seriously.. it expects to be wined before you dine.