I may have mentioned that I plant too many things in the garden. I have a truckload of swiss chard over here it is going in everything. Here is a very tasty recipe. This would be good as a side dish with chicken or pork, or on its own with some steamed rice. I adapted this recipe from one in the Vegetables book from the Time-Life “The Good Cook” series. That series is excellent. If you ever see one at a garage sale or used book store, snatch it up. They are very well written and have excellent pictures, although some recipes (like the one on the cover) need updating.
|Swiss Chard with Lemon, Almonds and Raisins|
- 1 glug (approx. 1 TBLS) olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- To wash the swiss chard, soak it in a big bowl of cold water.
- Remove from water and shake off excess.
- Remove the leaves from the stems.
- Thinly slice the onion and swiss chard stems.
- Saute the stems and onions over medium high heat until soft and golden, approx. 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Slice the chard leaves into strips.
- Add the leaves to the pan, cover and turn heat down to medium. Cook until leaves are soft, stirring occasionally, approx. 6 minutes.
- Zest the lemon and chop.
- Add the lemon zest, juice of 1/2 lemon, raisins, salt and pepper.
- Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped almonds.