Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Braised Kale with Apples and Rosé

I recently had a few girlfriends over to catch up, watch a movie, and relax. It was an enjoyable evening. I only had a limited time to prepare a few sides for the movie-watching experience. With a lot of kale from a recent trip to the grocery and some delicious Rosé from Chatham Hill winery I decided on this pairing.

Braised Kale with Apples and Rosé

canola or olive oil spray
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 apple, diced
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 bunch of Kale, chopped
1/2 cup of Rosé wine
Seasoning blend (my favorite is from Trader Joe's)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt and black pepper, to taste

(1) Spray a sauté pan with canola oil.
(2) Add red onion, apple, and bell pepper, if using, to pan and allow to brown slightly.
(3) Add the kale and the next three ingredients. Allow the kale to cook until completely wilted and slightly brown.
(4) Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Enjoy the braised kale with a glass of the Rosé. It has lovely strawberry flavor notes. This was so quick and easy. A great way to get your calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, and, of course, your daily wine.