Posted: Jan 8, 2008 5:12 pm
Are garbanzos really chick peas? Is this another bizarre food name thing, along the lines of the coriander/cilantro deal?
My fave winter accompaniment to a 'proper' dinner is kale, chopped, and steamed in a non-stick frying pan with a lid, over a fried mix of olive oil with chopped red onion, at least four cloves of thinly sliced garlic, a sliced chili pepper, a chopped bell pepper and sea salt/black pepper. Heat the pan with a good glug of olive oil in it, toss in the onion/garlic/peppers, a good grind o'black pepper and then just a little salt... rinse the kale and shake off most of the water, then when the other stuff is just starting to caramelise, simply drop it on top, salt and a good sprinkle of white wine vinegar, then cover for four minutes on a med-high heat, finishing with a minute with the lid off and a good stir...
for a good main meal, simply fry some chopped, smoked bacon/sausage before throwing the onions, etc, in... you can finish it off with some garlic & herb croutons made from day-old bread, and a fried egg dotted with paprika!