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I had a nice bunch of kale to cook with and wanted to try something new. The addition of the lemon and anchovies add a nice kick of flavor to this dish. I served this over brown rice and topped it with a bit of shaved parmesan cheese to make this a fully satisfying meal.

Tuscan Kale with Anchovy

4 bunches of kale

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 gloves garlic, minced

8 olive oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained and minced

sea salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest, shredded

Trim away the rough ends of the kale and chop into bite-sized pieces.

In a wok over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and anchovies and cook, stirring, just until garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add the kale, salt and 1 cup of water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a platter and serve at once. Enjoy!


Attenborough, A., & Kimm, J. (2008). Williams-Sonoma: Cooking fir Friends. Menlo Park, CA: Oxmoor House.