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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Short & Sweet Sunday - Swiss Chard

Chard is an extremely healthy vegetable. Dark greens are always good for you and this preparation is so easy, there's no excuse not to try it.

All you need is chard, garlic and olive oil (and salt & pepper).  This is rainbow chard which is just a mixture of different types with nice bright colours.

Strip the leaves from the stems, slice them into ribbons and rinse them well in a colander.

Cut the stems into pieces.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan over low heat, slice the garlic and add it to the oil.  Let it cook for a few minutes until lightly brown, then remove the garlic from the oil and set aside.

Add the chard stalks to the pan and sautee for 2 minutes, then add 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and cover and cook for 5 more minutes.

Then add the leaves to the pan.  Don't worry they'll wilt a lot.  Cover and cook for 3 minutes, then add the garlic back in and season with salt and pepper.

This is easy and very tasty.

I served it with roasted halibut and squash.  

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