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Italian Pork Chops with Kale

Recipe Information
Kale worked in with Pork Chops as a main dish.

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  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). kale
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1 large peeled clove garlic
  • 4 thick pork chops
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fennel
  • 1 cup (225 ml) hot water
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste
  • Soak kale and rinse it vigorously.
  • Simmer kale for 20 minutes with salt in large pot.
  • While kale is cooking, heat oil in large fry pan.
  • Add garlic to pan and cook for 2 minutes over low heat.
  • Add pork chops and saute for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, and fennel seed.
  • Dissolve tomato paste in hot water and add.
  • Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce to kale.
  • Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
The originator of this recipe indicated that the fennel seed is key and don't omit or substitue. Also, they use the whole small can of tomato paste and not just a tablespoon as the recipe directs.