Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The kale stems which were separated from the leafy kale turned out to be tough no matter
how long I seemed to cook them. They seemed to be fibrous, yet the kale's leafy blades were tender.
I am glad that I did not cook the stems along with the kale, and that I removed the stems from the kale stalk.
Although once cleaned-up and sliced on the diagonal for a pretty presentation, the stalks proved to be inedible! The color is beautiful in the raw sliced stalks below, but not chewable.
I purchased the kale at a wonderful local fruit and vegetable market. I will try kale stems again, just in case the stems were tough on only the type of kale which I purchased.
As one of my favorite cooks on HGTV would say to such stems if she tossed them in the trash,