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Cavolo Nero

Cavolo Nero

Cavolo Nero is a really tasty vegetable, and is easy to use and add to lots of dishes. Although this is originally from Southern Italy, it is now also being grown in the UK.

It goes great with garlic, and you can use it in soups or even in a stew, or in salads. It is also known as lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, or Nero  toscana, although it’s not exactly like kale at all in my opinion, I find Cavolo Nero a little stronger in flavour. It is also a cousin to the popular Italian vegetable cavolo fiore, which is similar to cauliflower.

What else can I tell you about it? (apart from that I love it!) Well,  it’s full of goodness. It has many great health benefits, including being a good source of vitamins K, A and C, and of course, iron.

I have always known that green vegetables are good for you, but this Cavalo Nero is one of the best, like all Brassica vegetables. I would love to see this vegetable more in the supermarkets, but unfortunately you only see this kind of vegetable in local farm shops and specialist green grocers.

If you haven’t already tried this beautiful Cavolo Nero with all its benefits, I suggest you check it out.

Let’s cook:

 

 

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Cavolo Nero
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. First, rinse the Cavolo Nero in water, cut the leaves free of the core and slice out any tough central stalks.
  2. Fill a large bowl with cold water, add the salt and leave to soak for a little while - this method will kill all little insects, I clean my spinach this way too.
  3. Drain away the water from Cavolo Nero, then add one cup of water with a little salt on a hight heat and bring to the boil in a saucepan.
  4. After 6 mins, turn the heat off, then drain the water. Make sure there is no water left at all.
  5. On a hight heat, add the oil, and as soon as the oil is hot, add the cavalo nero along with the garlic, salt and freshly ground pepper. Then add Worcestershire sauce and quick fry for about 5 mins.
  6. Turn out on a nice plate and serve. Lovely.
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