Main courses

Kale with sausages

Until recently, every family in Tuscany had a vegetable garden or some sort. They were always well looked after and bursting with seasonal vegetables. All the different types of cabbage would usually be present, especially kale or, ‘cavolo nero’ (‘black cabbage’). This type of cabbage is typical to Tuscany and almost represents Tuscan people with it’s simplicity and strong flavour.
Ingredients
  1. 1kg kale
  2. 4 sausages
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. Extra virgin olive oil
  5. Broth
  6. Salt and pepper

Method
  1. Boil the finely chopped and well washed kale.
  2. Pierce the sausages with a fork a fry in a pan with a little olive oil.
  3. Once they are well browned, take out of the pan and add the garlic until it is golden.
  4. Then add the boiled, chopped kale and some of the broth until it takes on the flavour in the pan.
  5. Finally, add the sausages and cook together briefly.

Cover image credit: Nick Salmarsh

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