Stir-fried Curly Kale

For a while now, I have been following the exploits of Vegboxboy and his efforts to rid himself of make wonderful meals of all the vegetables he gets in his vegetable box delivery. Now try as I might, I’ve never loved veg, and I get what I have to get in the supermarket at the weekend but for a little while now I’ve been tempted to buy my own box (on a strictly trial one off basis) and seee what I got. So from the lovely people at Bristol’s Better Food Company, I bought a box. For £12 I got: A big bag of kale, a yellow pepper, some carrots and potatoes, two beetroot, some satsumas, russet apples, a couple of chillis, a lettuce, some broccoli and some onions. And a bunch of bananas. The veg that I buy on an everyday basis doesn’t usually have to be organic, so I found this to be more expensive than my actual grocery shop for vegetables. So, thats pretty standard veg shop for us I guess in terms of variety. But until last night, I was a kale virgin. I had a quick scan around the net for ideas and I sort of came up with this. Very delicious it was too.. but I didn’t know the stalks would be so hard, so I would cut them out next time.


  • bag of kale (don’t know what weight, just filled my wok), chopped up
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and then chopped into sort of pasta quill length
  • 1 red chilli, sliced horizontally
  • 2 cloves of garlic , roughly chopped
  • 3 tspb soy sauce
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 tbsp ground nut oil

Heat your wok until it is smoking and then add your oil, and then your water. Add the kale straight away and stirfry until starting to wilt in the pan slightly, add the spring onions and continue to fry for a minute or so and then add your chilli and garlic. Stirfry until the chilli and garlic are cooked through and then add they soy souce. Cook until the kale is fully wilted. I had mine with sweet and sour spare ribs – I think it would go really nicely with any plain grilled protein too.

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3 Responses to Stir-fried Curly Kale

  1. VegBoxBoy says:

    Nice post for many reasons! I particularly liked the horizontally cut chillies line.

    I might have a go at this the next time I’m unlucky enough to get Kale in my box.

  2. mangocheeks says:

    Hello Greedy Rosie,
    I am a complete convert of curly kale now, so much so that I grow my own. I would encourage you to try and make some curly kale crisp. Absolutely delicious!

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