Sunday, March 01, 2009

Easy Chard

I've mentioned before how much I love rainbow chard. We got a big batch with our CSA box last week, and I cooked it up this weekend using Simply Recipes' easy instructions (found via Food Blog Search), along with pasta, homemade tomato sauce, and chicken breasts. I just love the texture and flavor (and color!) of chard. Will definitely be making this one again.

Note: I used 1 tsp of olive oil instead of the full 2 tbsp, and it was more than enough. I also omitted the butter.



Sauteed Rainbow Chard

Adapted from Simply Recipes
Printable Recipe

1 large bunch of fresh Rainbow chard
1 small clove garlic, sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp water
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon butter

1 Rinse out the chard leaves thoroughly. Remove the toughest third of the stalk, discard or save for another recipe. Roughly chop the leaves into inch-wide strips.

2 Heat a saucepan on a medium heat setting, add olive oil, a few small slices of garlic and the crushed red pepper. Sauté for about a minute. Add the chopped chard leaves. Cover. Check after about 5 minutes. If it looks dry, add a couple tablespoons of water. Flip the leaves over in the pan, so that what was on the bottom, is now on the top. Cover again. Check for doneness after another 5 minutes (remove a piece and taste it). Add salt to taste, and a small amount of butter. Remove the chard to a serving dish.

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