Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lesbian Kale Sauce and the 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

Hi folks,

If you love kale like I love kale, which is quite a freaking lot, then you will love this recipe published in this week's Seven Days newspaper. It's at the end of an article about local Eat More Kale guy, Bo Muller-Moore. As printed in Seven Days:

Lesbian Kale Sauce

Submitted by Holly Rae Taylor

This originated with Anya Schwartz — who probably got it from some hippie cookbook — but I came up with the name, so I think that counts for something. I've never actually seen it written, so I'm kinda winging it here.

Mix together:
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
5 tablespoons tamari
2 dashes sesame oil
3 tablespoons water
1 nub ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
1 tablespoon wasabi
½ cup toasted sesame seeds (toast the seeds with a pinch of sea salt; sprinkle some seeds in the sauce and the rest on the kale)

Adjust everything to taste

Two perfectly acceptable ways to enjoy Lesbian Kale Sauce:
1. Dip steaming hot steamed kale directly into sauce, one fork- or chopstickful at a time
2. Pour sauce over a big beautiful bowl of steamed kale, toss, and serve!


Oh yeah, and here's the 2008 Lamboghini Superwhatevva. It's just kinda weird that kale (much less Lesbian Kale Sauce!) and lamboghinis can coexist on the same planet, don't you think? And what do you do with one of these things, drive it to the farmer's market? Or to your weekly CSA pick up? I may never know for sure but I have a few ideas. Anyway, if you, dear reader, happen to own one of these beauties then please write in and illuminate us all about what kind of errands one can run with a 5-liter V-10 (523 horsepower, 376 pound-feet of torque); six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission. Okay? Thanks.

bon appetit!
-the compost maven



Sonya said...

The Lesbian Kale sauce sounds mighty tasty, but, yikes, that's a lot of wasabi. I don't think my girlfriend and I are quite that hardcore. But I'm definitely going to keep this in mind next time I buy kale.

I have no idea what you'd do with a Lamborghini Superdo.

Anonymous said...

I showed my ex the car picture and she immediately knew it was a Lamborghini, without seeing the text. "The lines," she explained. It reminded her of the time she rode in her brother-in-law's Ferrari. The engine is in the back, behind the seats, and she said it was like having a wild animal behind you. And at 110 mph, the animal wasn't even breathing hard.

God, I love kale.

Holly Rae Taylor said...

Sonya, I do tend to overdo it on wasabi. I'm not sure if that makes me hardcore or just a glutton for punishment. Enjoy!

Holly Rae Taylor said...

Hey, Anonymous, sounds like you have a really cool ex!

Margo Batiz said...

I don't know if it was reading the previous comment on the hairy woodpecker post or the heady combo of lesbian and sauce in a title (major points for that one), but I completely misread the text "376 pound-feet of torque" the first time around as "376 pound-feet of tongue".

June said...

We don't really cook in our household, but somehow Margo's misreading has made me very, very interested in kale sauce.