Posted at: 02/21/2013 5:15 PM
Slowly sauté shallots and garlic to boost their taste. Toss with pasta and kale for a luscious dish. Garnish with cheese and toasted hazelnuts.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the olive oil, two turns of the pan. Melt the butter in the olive oil and add the shallots and garlic; season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook until light caramel in color, 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Salt the boiling water. Cook the pasta to al dente, adding the kale for the last 4 minutes of cook time. Add 1 cup of the starchy cooking water to the shallots and garlic. Drain the pasta and kale and toss with the shallots. Adjust the salt and pepper, toss in a couple handfuls of cheese and serve the pasta garnished with nuts and parsley.