I ate kale before kale was cool! Winter is all about comfort food, but I eat my greens all year long. They keep you healthier, and you are what you eat so go green! —Rachael Ray


Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins
10 mins


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Salt the boiling water, add the kale, and cook until tender, 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the kale to the ice water.

  • In a saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the scallions, chopped thyme, and garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the cream and mustard; cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half, 5 minutes. Squeeze the kale dry and stir into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cover; remove from heat.

  • In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Pat the pork dry; season with 1 tbsp. salt and 2 tsp. pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Off heat, add the remaining 3 tbsp. butter and the thyme sprigs. Using a spoon and tilting the skillet, baste the pork with the butter until fragrant, 3 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; thinly slice. Divide the kale and pork among plates; drizzle the pork with the pan juices.