kale chips a try (better than potato chips I heard!). Although they were quite delicious, comparing kale chips to potato chips is like comparing my favorite pair of heels to my best worn in sandals. Both are great in their own way and serves a need when I need not exactly a fair comparison.
After I made a batch of kale chips, I still had one bunch left. What to do? I quickly found this recipe on Bon Appetit for spaghetti with braised kale. I changed it slightly by adding sauteed shrimp in with the dish. This dish was everything you would want it to be- quick, healthy, and affordable. Oh and it was delicious. Kale and I are going to get along just fine.
Spaghetti with Shrimp and Braised Kale
Adapted from Bon Appetit, October 2009
While making this, I don't know if I got "lacinato kale" nor do I personally think it matters. I bought the only kale I saw in my produce aisle and I suggest you do the same! I also seasoned my kale with salt, pepper, and a little red pepper flakes. That is entirely optional. I personally liked the little heat from the red pepper. As for the shrimp, I again have you use your best judgement on the amount you want to add. I used up what I had which was about 5 shrimp per serving. I also added vegetable broth to my kale during the cooking process instead of water to amp up the flavor. Don't have it? Don't bother. Use water as the original recipe intended.