This Tom Douglas recipe combines quality ingredients to bring out the inherently nutty flavor of this protein-rich green.
2½ pounds Lacinato kale (1 large bunch)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Stem and wash the kale, shaking off excess water. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the kale until tender, about 5-10 minutes. Drain the kale in a large colander, then let cold water run over until cool enough to handle. With your hands, squeeze most of the water out. Roughly chop the kale.
2. Melt butter in a very large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Allow the butter to bubble and turn golden brown (it will have a toasted fragrance). Watch carefully, this only takes a few minutes.
3. Add the kale to the pan and stir until mixed with butter and warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remove from heat. Pile on a platter and garnish with lemon wedges to squeeze over.