Monday, July 6, 2009

Experiment with Swiss Chard

Chalk it up to Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" for introducing me to swiss chard (I swear this book is the gift that keeps on giving). But after making eggs in a nest so many times, I had to come up with something new... here goes...

Swiss Chard Tomato Sauce
Heat 2 tbs oil piping hot in a large saucepan
Toss in about 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
Toss until browned and removed from pan, leaving oil
Chop garlic chips
Sauté 1/2 a zuccini, sliced thinly and halved, and one whole bunch of swiss chard, chopped into 1 inch strips until the chard turns bright green but isn't yet wilting
Pour in 1-14oz can of diced, Italian spiced tomatoes, chopped garlic chips, 1 1/2 c chicken stock and a handful of minced cremini mushrooms
Simmer for about 10-15 minutes
Add a bit of sugar to taste (about 2tsp)
Serve over cheese tortelini

1 comment:

  1. Believe it or not we have been getting a lot of Swiss Chard from a farm co op we signed up for this summer. Now I know what to do with it. Or more accurately now I know where I can politely point Katherine to a recipe!