I made just about the weirdest thing I’ve ever made for supper – Coconut Grilled Kale & Chard. This is basically a recipe for marinated and grilled leaves – while I was making it I thought that the final product would either be really delicious or a total disaster. Lucky for us, it was delicious.
I started with one bunch of kale and one bunch of chard, both from my CSA box. I took the stem ends off of the leaves and arranged everything in a 9×13 baking pan.
Then I made the marinade – coconut milk, lime juice, paprika, and cayenne…
The marinade got dumped all over the leaves, and the whole shebang went into the fridge for four hours.
It looked just about the same going out as it did going in…
When it got to be supper time, I preheated my George Foreman (because our building, and MA law, doesn’t allow charcoal or gas grills on our balcony) and got to grilling…
Do you know what’s really convenient about an electric grill? You can use it indoors or on the balcony – last night I was indoor grilling because our balcony is being seal-coated (something that is taking forever and is driving me nuts, but anyway…) Gist snapped this picture of me, saying that she wanted to capture the day I went totally insane and decided to grill leaves in our kitchen…
She’s eating those words now – those leaves were good! (I don’t understand why that Swiffer is there, it’s not where it belongs…)
Both plates were cleaned!
Grilled Coconut Kale and Chard
I found mention of this recipe on a Chow.com board while googling “easy kale recipes”
- 2 bunches of kale and/or chard
- 1.5 cups of coconut milk
- The juice of 1 lime
- A hearty dash of cayenne pepper
- A hearty dash of paprika – that picture up there shows how much I used, maybe 2 tsps. of each…
- Salt – I salted both the marinade and the leaves while they were grilling.
Wash and remove the stems from the ends of your leaves and arrange your leaves in a baking pan. Make the marinade by combining the coconut milk, lime juice and spices in a small a saucepan and gently warming it. Marinate the leaves in the refrigerator for at least four hours and up to eight hours. Grill the marinated leaves until they have grill marks and are slightly wilted. Marvel at how delicious grilled leaves can taste.
And now for some grocery lists…
Richardson’s Dairy – July 14th
- 1 quart of whole milk for $1.05
- 1 quart of chocolate milk for $2.15
A cute organic farmstand in Ipswich, MA – July 15th
- 1 dozen eggs for $3.50
Market Basket – July 16th
- 1 bunch of cilantro for $1.29
- 4 limes for $1
- 1 quart of ketchup for $2.50
- 2 quarts of coconut milk for $5.78
- 3 cans of pineapple juice for $1.50
Total? $12.01 Total so far? $18.71