Umami Kale
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons solid cooking fat, divided
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces shiitake mushrooms, halved (sub: button mushrooms)
  • 1 bunch lacinato (dino) kale, sliced into thin ribbons
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. First, make the sauce. Place the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and anchovies in a blender and pulse or blend to combine. Set aside while you make the dish.
  2. Place half of the cooking fat in a skillet on medium heat. When the fat has melted and the pan is hot, add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until just starting to brown.
  3. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until both shallots and mushrooms are soft and browned, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining cooking fat to the skillet and place on medium heat. When the fat has melted, add the kale and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, until soft and a little browned. Turn off the heat, add the shallots and mushrooms to the pan, and pour over the sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Taste and add salt if necessary.
Recipe by Autoimmune Wellness at