This is probably more of a fall dish but I have all the ingredients for this dish at the moment, so I decided to do something a little different with my kale than the usual kale sautéed with garlic and lemon. This is a comforting and satisfying side dish that is a great combination of sweet, spicy and smoky flavors.
1 large bunch curly kale, ribs removed and roughly torn
1/2 cup dried cranberries
6 cloves garlic, minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tsp sweet (mild) smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra
salt and pepper to taste
In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic, red pepper flakes and cranberries. Cook, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds until the garlic is fragrant but does not have color. Add in kale and sauté for 5 minutes until the kale is cooked through. Sprinkle with the smoked paprika, season with salt and pepper to taste and combine thoroughly. Drizzle a little extra good quality olive oil over the top and serve.