I’ve always enjoyed food challenges, particularly when it comes to making something delicious with a) what’s in the refrigerator and or b) fast. Here’s a quick sauté dish I created that covers both categories. I often eat it for lunch with either some bread or precooked grains (rice, barley). It proves the old adage that a little bit of seasoned meat adds a lot of flavor. While not everyone has pancetta in their refrigerator, it’s worth getting some to try with this dish. It’s so delish!
Sautéed Vegetables with Pancetta
(makes 3-4 servings)
2 tablespoons pancetta, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 fennel blub, sliced thin
½ onion (or 2 green onions) sliced thin
½ apple, cored and sliced thin
1 bunch greens (kale or collards) sliced in ribbons
Sauté pancetta on high heat until it begins to brown. Add olive oil and turn heat down to medium. Add fennel, onion and apple and stir and cook about 4-6 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Add greens and toss and cook another 3-4 minutes until greens are all wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste.