Balsamic Braised Greens with Pine Nuts and Prosciutto
The sweet, tart taste of the balsamic vinegar suits these greens perfectly. Choose young, tender greens and don't overcook them. They should remain bright green to retain their original goodness.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil Add to list
- 1/4 cup sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips Add to list
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic Add to list
- 1/4 cup pine nuts Add to list
- 4 to 5 cups washed and chopped tender greens (collard, mustard, beet, Swiss chard, or green or dinosaur kale in any combination) Add to list
- 1/2 cup basil leaves Add to list
- 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) balsamic vinegar Add to list
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Add to list
- Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Add to list
In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium high heat and sauté the prosciutto, garlic and pine nuts until the pine nuts are golden, about 1 minute. Add the greens, basil, balsamic vinegar, and the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the greens are crisp yet tender. Sprinkle with grated Parmigiano.
Recipe by, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show aired on May 2, 2008
ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea
Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.
Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.
She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.
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