Greens cleanse, alkalize and strengthen the system. The juicy pluot, a plum/apricot hybrid, also known as “plumcot,” “aprium” or “apriplum” adds sweetness and light to the dish.
4-5 napa cabbage leaves
4-5 kale leaves
pinch of coarse sea salt
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
Wash the napa, kale and pluot well.
Trim the napa and kale, removing any tough stems. Cut the cabbage into bite-size pieces. Cut the kale into similar bite-size pieces.
Water-sautée the greens. Use a medium-large stainless steel skillet; place about 2-3 inches of water in it. Bring the water to a boil; when water is roiling boiling, immerse the napa cabbage. Use a mesh or wire skimmer to take out the napa cabbage when it is cooked (it should take about 20 seconds.)
Place it on a serving plate with lemon wedges for garnish.
Bring the water to a boil again and add the kale. The kale will take 1-2 minutes to cook; when it is a very dark green and slightly wilted, remove it with a wire or mesh skimmer
and place on the serving plate on top of the napa cabbage.
Slice the pluot into half moon shapes.
Surround the greens with the pluot pieces.
©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2013