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Zucchini Stewed in Olive Oil with Onions and Kale
The dish is great as a side to a holiday meal, introducing those much needed vegetables to the table. Also, it can stand by itself as a delicious vegetable stew, served on top of rice or quinoa. Add tomatoes and sever over cooked pasta for a great meal that everyone will enjoy! Simple and easy to make, this dish will quickly become a staple in your household.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, sliced ½ inch thick
1 large garlic clove, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons chopped marjoram or oregano
1 1/2 pounds of zucchini, cut into logs that are 2 inches long
Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 Kale leaves, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
½ cup water or your favorite stock
Heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions and half the marjoram. Cook, stirring occasionally until soft about 4 minutes.
Add zucchini, stir about to coat with the oil, and season with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Lay the Kale over the zucchini and season it with a few pinches of salt. Add the water, cover the pan, and lower the heat.
Cook gently until the zucchini is tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the lid, stir chard into the squash – gently as not to smash it, and add the remaining marjoram. Re-cover and cook for another couple of minutes. Taste for salt and pepper, drizzle with oil, and serve.
Use a Kobenstyle Casserole Pan to do all the cooking, the tightly sealing lid will ensure that everything remain moist and cook evenly. Then use the Kobenstyle Casserole Pan to serve at the table.
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