Kale parcels of pork

kale meat balls felix cesare

Served on brown rice these kale parcels are steamed in an infusion of fresh turmeric  and delicate aromatic spices

‘I make parcels of kale stuffed with very lean ground pork and steam them in an infusion of  fresh turmeric and delicate aromatic spices.  What can I add?  just expect amazing textures and flavors…’

You will need:

250g pork mince
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 onion, finely chopped and cooked
1 tablespoon fresh herbs, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon provence herbs
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
a pinch of ground cloves
30g oats
a pinch of lemon zest
1 egg
salt and pepper
1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Kale leaves
Brown rice to serve


Mix the pork, lemon zest, onion, garlic, herbs, egg, herbs, oats and all the ingredients together to make a consistent mixture.  Leave to rest for an hour if you can in the fridge so that the oats absorb all the liquid.  Roll into small balls.

Remove the center stalk from the kale and cut the leaves into long strips.  Steam for a few minutes in a steamer until they are barely soft.  Do not over do it.

Immediately wrap the balls into the kale leaves making small parcels and tuck in the loose end underneath.  Prepare a steamer with water and add pieces of fresh turmeric, 2 whole cloves, a few leaves of fresh marjoram, a cinnamon stick and a garlic clove and allow the steam from this infusion to cook the kale parcels for 20 minutes.

I served my kale parcels on a bed of brown rice.  Drizzle with some olive oil before serving.
kale meat balls felix cesare 2
My ingredients are available from maltasupermarket.com

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