AT A GLANCE
Robust greens such as cavolo nero stand up well to a slow braise. Cooking cavolo nero in just olive oil and garlic is simply delicious, but the addition of ricotta salata and pancetta gives a welcome salty hit.
|01||Preheat oven to 160C. Pull the cavolo nero leaves away from the thick ribs, wash well and set aside.|
|02||Heat oil in a casserole over medium-high heat, then cook pancetta and garlic until just golden (2-3 minutes). Add cavolo nero, stir to combine, add stock, stir again, cover with a lid or foil and braise in the oven until cavolo nero is very tender (1-1½ hours). Serve with ricotta salata grated over.|
Note Ricotta salata is a firm, salted variety of ricotta, available from select delicatessens.