I pulled the leaves off the stem of the kale, discarded the stems, then finely sliced the leaves and washed in my salad spinner. Next I sprinkled them well with salt and massaged it into the leaf strips, supposedly breaking down the fibers a bit. I rinsed that well, getting off all the salt. Put the washed, rinsed, salted, massaged, rinsed and spun-dry kale in a large bowl.
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