Jorge and I just got back from a spectacular trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Thanks again for all of the recommendations. Throughout the trip, we had a number of crazy delicious meals including dinner at FIG and Husk, and some damn good soul food at Martha Lou’s Kitchen. I’ve got a gallery below featuring most of the food Jorge and I ate during our trip (poorly lit dinners not included).
After a vacation where I practically ate my weight in butter and fried chicken, the first thing I was craving when I get back home to California was this Raw Kale Salad. Gnarled shreds of lacinato kale are tossed in a bright dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and grated Parmesan cheese. The salad then sits for 20 minutes, so the dressing can break down the fibrous texture of the kale. Finished with a drizzle of EVOO, a dusting of Parmesan, and several grinds of black pepper, this simple salad is healthy, hearty, and packed with incredible flavor. The first bite will literally smack your taste buds. Continue reading for the recipe.