Thursday, October 27, 2011
Vegan Mofo #23 Terry’s Sauteed Greens with Leeks and Garlic...
Vegan Mofo #23 Terry’s Sauteed Greens with Leeks and Garlic
The Book - Clean Start
The Author - Terry Walters
The Recipe - Sauteed Greens with Leeks and Garlic
Page - 108
Difficulty - Easy
Duration - 10-15 minutes
This dish is a revelation. Since I bought "Clean Start" I’ve probably made this dish at least two dozen times. I make it at least a couple of times a month, at least once a week during the summer. It’s quick, and easy. Full of flavor but light on ingredients, and it’s packed full of nutrition. It’s also pretty light on oil, using only 1 tbsp for the whole dish which is pretty cool. Another thing I love about this dish is that you can eat it as a side or if you make enough of it you can eat it as a meal. It’s both filling and extremely satisfying.
There’s also a lot of room to be creative here. Terry notes that you can use any dark leafy greens you like. Mustard, Collards, Chard, Kale etc... or a combination, you could also switch it up by using red or sweet onion instead of leek, and grated ginger and turmeric instead of garlic. You could even use maple syrup or agave instead of Mirin. However I prefer to use Kale as my green of choice and I generally make this dish the way the recipe says. Kale just tastes so good combined with garlic and leeks, not to mention the addition of Ume vinegar and sesame seeds. A more perfect combination I can not think of.
Trust me when I say you NEED to try this dish. It’s sweet, salty and garlicy what more could you want? I also strongly urge that if you don’t have a copy of Clean Start you seriously check it out. Whether you flip through it at the book store, borrow it from the library or purchase it you should definitely give it a look. There are a lot of great recipes in here, this is just one of them.