FitFitBanner Images

Recipes Recipes



Braised Greens with Anchovy Pestata




Share on Tumblr

Recipe By Barton Seaver

I learned this technique from the incredible Lidia Bastianich when I was fortunate enough to cook an inauguration dinner with her in D.C. She made a purée of all the aromatics for a dish, then used that as the flavor foundation. In this way, the texture of the main ingredient, in the case of this recipe, the greens, becomes the focal point. It’s a brilliant technique, and I think it works particularly well in long-simmering dishes.

Serves 4 as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 4 oil-packed anchovy fillets
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ small onion, peeled
  • 2 strips bacon, roughly chopped
  • 2 pounds sturdy greens, such as kale or collards, washed thoroughly, heavy stems removed, and cut into 2-inch-wide ribbons
  • 1 cup water salt

Directions

    1. Put the anchovies, carrot, garlic, onion, and bacon in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
    2. Place the purée in a large pot over low heat. When the fat in the bacon begins to render, increase the heat to medium and cook until the purée starts to brown slightly. Add the greens and toss to combine. Add the water and season lightly with salt. Cover and continue to cook until the greens are fully cooked, about 20 minutes.
Photo by Katie Stoops

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.


Comments are closed.

Photo by Flicker user mollycakes / CC BY-NC 2.0



Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

More wisdom »




August 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Got a question for Fit? Want to submit your own "fit and fresh" recipe? Have a good story idea for us?


Contact us at fit@whyy.org




Get Healthy Philly is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative, a federal effort to: prevent and delay chronic disease, reduce risk factors, promote wellness in children and adults, and provide positive sustainable health change in our communities.


Food Fit Philly is part of Get Healthy Philly, a program that works to reduce and prevent obesity and related chronic diseases (like heart disease and diabetes) by increasing access to healthy foods that people can afford.


Your body needs help when it's time to quit. SmokeFree Philly is a program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that offers support and tools to help smokers quit. The goal of SmokeFree Philly is to: help people to quit smoking, stop people from starting to use tobacco, and reduce heart disease, cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking.