I had high hopes for our kale because every other year we’ve had an abundance of it from just a few plants. Alas, not this year. Which I think my husband is thrilled about as he is not a huge fan of what he refers to as rabbit food. 🙂 I succeeded in growing tiny kale, most of which I used for this dinner. For two, mind. Pretty pathetic if you ask me.
The kale was the base of the dish with pan browned pork and a mushroom mustard sauce. Because I’ve recently done a couple of dishes with bacon I had bacon fat on reserve which I used to brown the pork. Season the pork with salt and pepper and brown on both sides.
Remove from the pan and finish cooking by baking. I had the oven going for the roasted parsnips so I popped the pork in with the parsnips. For the mushroom sauce pick a mushroom of your choice that is on the lighter side, not meaty like portabellos. Chop up the mushrooms and saute in the bacon fat used for the pork.
Add about 2 tablespoons of stone ground mustard and 1/4 cup of dry white wine and continue to saute. Add a few pinches of sea salt and a bit of pepper.
When the pork is nearly done add a bit of bacon fat to another small skillet and lightly cook the kale.
Reduce the sauce by about a 1/3.
Place the pork on the kale then spoon the sauce over the pork to serve.
A simple dish that has loads of flavour. 🙂
What a good and interesting cook you are Virginia. Love your mushroom choice.
What a lovely thing to say! Thank you, that made my day. 🙂
A creative way to make kale taste good. Perhaps it was too hot for the kale? I don’t know for sure but I thought it liked cooler weather.
It was a cooler summer this year. They do like it cool but it was just a weird growing season this year. A lot of us had issues up here. I don’t like kale without anything to go with it. Mustard seems to work well.
Unlike your husband, I really enjoy kale. Love that it’s on the bitter side and maintains its crispness. I’ve cooked it with pork before and love the combination. I need to try this recipe. I’m sure to enjoy it! 😉
I hope you do! 🙂