Dinner Tonight: Kale with Chorizo and Poached Eggs


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Kale fans, pay attention! You'll notice that kale is mentioned first in the title, and that's no mistake. This recipe from Nigella Lawson's How to Eat calls for nearly a bunch of kale per person, which kind of makes the poached egg on top look a little lost. Of course, it's true that the kale is cooked for a few minutes in boiling water, so it does wilt to a more manageable size. Still, if your goal for dinner is to eat as much kale as possible, this is your recipe. Though kale is the most abundant ingredient, it definitely gets some help along the way.

As I'm sure you know, a perfectly poached egg is a powerful thing, and when you mix everything up together, I was pleased to find that the one runny yolk was more than enough to coat the kale. Same thing with the chorizo. Though you may not get a sliver of chorizo with each forkful, since the kale is tossed with its flavorful drippings, each bite has that unmistakable hint of pork and paprika. Depending on your egg poaching skills, this all comes together quickly. If you need help on that front, check out this guide published on this site a few years ago. It worked like a charm.

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