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baby cos lettuce and ruby chard
are this weeks greens for veg boxes
Ottolenghi Burnt Green Onion Dip With Curly Kale

Ottolenghi Burnt Green Onion Dip With Curly Kale

For the green onion dip:
1 head garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
150g green onions (12 to 14), ends trimmed, then sliced in half lengthwise (3 3/4 ounces)
1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil (or other neutral oil)
2/3 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Coarse sea salt and black pepper

For the kale:
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 large fresh red chilies, seeded and thinly sliced
500g curly kale, washed, tough stems removed, cut widthwise into 1 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the green onion dip:

Heat the oven to 425°F/220°C (390°F/200°C convection).

Slice off the top quarter of the head of garlic with a serrated knife and discard. Place the garlic in the center of a square of foil with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Wrap up the garlic, place it on a baking sheet, and roast for 30 minutes, until soft. Set aside and, when cool enough to touch, squeeze out the garlic cloves, discard the skin, and, using the flat side of a sharp knife, crush to form a purée. Set aside until ready to use.

Place the green onions in a bowl and brush with the sunflower oil. Sprinkle over 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a good grind of black pepper. Place a small grill pan over high heat and ventilate your kitchen. When the pan is smoking hot, add the green onions and grill for 5 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through, until black and burnt all over. (Alternately, you can broil the scallions or use a gas or charcoal grill.)

Set aside to cool, then finely chop. Transfer the onions to a bowl and add the cream cheese, sour cream, the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, the roasted garlic purée, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix well and set aside until ready to use.

For the kale:

Put the oil for the kale into a large sauté pan and place over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chili slices and fry for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until crisp and golden brown. (The frying chilies can make you cough, so it's helpful to turn on a fan!)

Add the kale, along with 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and a good grind of black pepper, and cook for 3 minutes—you might need to do this in two or three batches, depending on the size of your pan—stirring often, until the kale is cooked but still retains a bite.

Remove from the heat, add the lemon juice, and serve warm on a large platter or individual starter plates, with dollops of the green onion dip spooned on top.

from: www.food52.com
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