I have a whole lotta kale and escarole from the garden, so I'm looking up recipes to use it all up. It's a great way to really get me cooking different things and try new recipes.
Using cooks.com, I looked up some recipes using Kale or Escarole. Below are a few that I would like to try.
Kale has a distinct flavor, but it soaks up whatever flavor it's cooked in. I tend to agree with cooking kale in chicken broth and some garlic. It holds up nicely too as a side dish. It's heartier than spinach, but not as tough as collards.
Portuguese Kale Soup
Kale and panchetta
The only way I know how to use escarole is to cook it down in soups. Escarole has the texture of lettuce, but is bitter tasting if you just sauteed it. I always make some variation of escarole-n-chicken soup or escarole-n-sausage soup.
Escarole and Lemon Sauce
Italian Minestra (soup)
Baked Escarole Parmigiana
Escarole before I harvested them today.
Basil likes escarole!