Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pomelos and Massaged Kale With a Korean Twist

Two of our recent food “discoveries:”


Pomelos are related to grapefruits, but they are bigger and much milder in flavor; there is none of the bitterness that grapefruits often have.  We bought a few at the Farmers’ Market the other day, and now they are our new favorite fruit! 


Massaged Kale with a Korean Twist

I’ve read about massaged kale for a long time now and it had been on my “list” forever, but for some reason I had never made it. And when I finally decided to make it, I didn’t follow a recipe (shocker, I know) but did what I thought I had read months ago, with a twist. I basically massaged 2 bunches of kale with the following (without measuring anything):
  • Juice of 1 Meyer Lemon
  • Olive oil (~ 2 - 3 tablespoons)
  • Honey (~ 1 teaspoon)
  • The twist: Gochujang (spicy Korean red pepper paste) ~ 1 - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt
  • Pepper
We loved it! The honey adds a nice sweetness (in hubby’s words: “It’s not bitter at all.”) and the gochujang adds some complexity and a slight spiciness. I think the honey and the gochujang work really well together.

Massaged Kale with a Korean TwistGochujang

Questions: Have you ever had a pomelo and/or massaged kale? Do you like them? What are some of your recent food “discoveries?” What’s on your “must make list?” 

Be well,