Black kale with bacon, garlic and rosemary

Black curly Kale

I have always wanted to try Kale. I’m not familiar with this vegetable, but like to try new things. If you like new things and haven’t tried Kale, here’s a recipe to try! Sounds yummy, I hope it is!


2-3 heads black kale
100-150g streaky bacon or pancetta (usually 4-6 slices), slivered
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
leaves from 2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped

How to cook it:

Strip kale from the stalks by holding the thick end of stalk and pulling off the green leaf in a single movement.

Cook the leaves in boiling salted water for 3 mins, then drain and run under cold water to refresh.

Squeeze out the water, chop the kale and keep to one side.

Warm the oil in a large frying pan and add the bacon or pancetta.

Fry gently until the fat starts to run, then add the garlic and rosemary.

Fry a little longer until the garlic starts to colour, then add the chopped cooked kale.

Cook for another 10-15 mins until kale is tender.

Season well and serve.

Variation: fry some diced boiled potato with the bacon for a more substantial dish.

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