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Raw and Roasted Kale with Pistachios and Creamy PecorinoRaw

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Ingredients

2 bunches Tuscan (aka lacinato) kale

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 ounces pecorino cheese, finely grated (about ½ cup)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

½ garlic clove, finely grated

¼ cup finely chopped toasted

pistachios, almonds, or walnuts (see page 50 for how and why to toast nuts)

Directions

1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2 Separate the leaves from the stalks of the kale (it's okay if they don't stay totally intact). Toss half the kale with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with the Aleppo pepper, and season with salt and black pepper. Lay the leaves flat and roast them until the kale is starting to look a little crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. (The main goal here is crispy kale, not burnt kale, so keep an eye on it.)

3 Meanwhile, combine the pecorino, lemon juice, vinegar, and sarie in a large bowl. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive il and season with salt and black pepper. Add the raw kale and, using your leaves whole.

4 Arrange the raw leaves on a large plate or platter and top with the crispy kale leaves. Sprinkle with the pistachios before serving

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