Instead, I was busy scarfing down my dinner.
Anyway, for my own records, I figured I would write down what I did. Especially since it totally killed two birds with one stone.
How, you say?
Well, in addition to our vegetable CSA, we also belong to a meat CSA. One of the things we get periodically is a ham steak and I never know what to do with it. At some point in the last year, I remember someone suggesting that they usually cook it and then chop it up and put it in other things - eggs, salads, bean dishes, etc. - and it is tasty and way more exciting than just eating a slab of ham.
So, last night, when faced with what-to-make-for-dinner, I decided to cook up TWO of those ham steaks. They broiled very easily for about 4 minutes on each side.
Then, I cut up and blanched my kale for four minutes.
While the kale was blanching, I thinly sliced four big shallots.
Then, I took a smidgen of the fat that had fallen from the ham steaks, poured it in my dutch oven and sauteed the shallots in it.
Lastly, I tossed in the blanched kale and the ham steaks, which I had chopped up into small pieces.
It was FANTASTIC!! My friend was totally right. Pork fat will cure anything! And now I am down two ham steaks and a bunch of kale.
Have you had any cooking successes recently?