January 20, 2020

From The Galley: Warm Kale Salad With Mussels And Bacon

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6 thick bacon slices, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 1/2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded

1 kale bunch, washed, trimmed, and cut into thin strips

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 


1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet, and drain on paper towels.

2. Add mussels to skillet over medium-high heat and cook, shaking pan occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any that do not.) Place kale in a large bowl, and transfer mussels to bowl with a slotted spoon.

3. Add vinegar and remaining ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, and pour dressing over kale and mussels. Add bacon, tossing gently.

Warm Kale Salad

With Mussels And Bacon
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