I know it sounds fancy, a bit complicated and cheffy, but after reading this blog post you will understand how to cook vegetables perfectly and subsequently, you and yours will consume more healthy green vegetables which we all know we have not been eating enough of them.
First of all, it is vital that you understand that great food is about simplicity. Easy to put everything on a spoon fork and enjoy all the flavors at once, Doing as little as possible to the ingredient, letting it shine, not the cook << That’s what simplicity is to me. Trust me it works! This is what I have learnt after many years of self-training, via experience and also advice from other accomplished chefs, who all sing the same song, simplicity.
It hurts me so bad to see people boil and stew vegetables on TV and in the newspapers. Veggies are without a doubt the healthiest group of foods and in that light I think they should be treated with the uttermost respect, especially with regards to doneness. The best veg should be bright in color and crunchy in texture, anything less is uncivilized. All you need is some Natural Himalayan Salt (available in most tuskys, uchumi, nakumatt), freshly cracked black pepper, unsalted butter and a good frying pan, a Chinese wok would be the best for this job especially if you are cooking veggies for many people.
- Chiffonade/shred a bunch of kale
- Heat pan/wok to a very high temperature (make sure it is not a nonstick << those pans contain very toxic chemicals that can even kill a bird in a minute, what bout you?)
- Put a little coconut oil in the pan and chopped onions, coarsely chopped so that they don’t burn.
- Add some butter and then over medium-high heat, caramelize the onions until a dark brown color.
- Add the kale and season with the salt and pepper.
- Toss/Saute for about 1 minute and then remove from heat, anything more will overcook and spoil the taste and texture.
You can serve this with anything like ugali and avocado (which is a full protein) and call it a day, A simple complete nutritious quick meal. Or do this; Chapo dondo sukuma, yum