La Cucina di Kat: I ate my Container Garden!
Ornamental Kale with Smoked Turkey
I have Ornamental Kale growing in my Container Garden and it is so beautiful. It's starting to get out of control so I've asked around and YES, it is edible and apparently just like regular Kale. I really haven't ate Kale that much but I have to say that this dish was sooooooo good! I really wasn't too sure what to do with it but thought I would make it kind of brothy and add lots of spice. I have a couple heads left and they are going to be cooked somehow too! It's much more tender than Collard greens so it doesn't need as much cooking. I am really loving these greens lately!
Separate the leaves and cut off the hard stems and wash well...chop the Kale into large bitesize pieces.
Chop the Onions, Celery and Garlic. Remove the Turkey from the Bones.
In a dutch oven or large pot - coat the bottom with the olive oil and heat. Add the chopped Onions, Celery, minced Garlic, Smoked Paprika, pepper, and optional chili peppers. Saute and stir everything until it is nicely limp and the onions are transparent. Add the Turkey pieces as well as the bones. Cover with the Chicken Broth and Water. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down and simmer for about an hour. The scent will drive you crazy!
Remove the turkey bones and add the potatoes and tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes and then add the chopped Kale! Cook for an additional 20 minutes until it is tender and wilted and has absorbed some of the broth. Taste and add salt if necessary. I added a bit but the smoked turkey seems to have provided this. Mmmmmmmmmm!