If I had to choose one dish to represent my childhood, it would be this. I call this version "new-style" because the kale is cut into thin strips and is cooked only until crisp-tender, which differs from the more traditional version.
To make the best use of your time, prepare the deceptively delicious cherry sauce while the corn cake is baking. The cake is best served either warm or at room temperature, with the stewed cherries spooned over the top.
Talk about "knock your socks off"! These bean cakes end up crispy and crusty on the outside, but oh so tender and creamy on the inside. A true study in contrasts, this dish is elevated to notches unknown when served garnished with your favorite guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
The flavors and colors of this dish will wow any seafood lover. This recipe is on the spicy side, so feel free to reduce the cayenne peppers if you don't love spicy foods. With white rice served alongside, this is a complete meal.