Monday, June 1, 2009

Sauteed Swiss Chard

I recently joined a CSA for the first time and my husband and I are already swimming in vegetables after only 2 pick ups. We don't know what we're getting each week until we pick up the basket, which makes planning hard, but experimenting fun.

One veggie include in a recent basket was a bunch of swiss chard. I'd never tried this veg before...I don't even know if I'd seen it before...but I do know almost any vegetable can be sauteed, so I decided to start there. YUM!

I am house sitting for my parents while they are on a Baltic Sea cruise (*sigh*), so I am limited to the ingredients in their kitchen (though I did bring most of my CSA basket with me....the husband will just let them wilt in the fridge while I am gone). My parents have every time of soy sauce and vinegar known to man, but no olive oil. I did find some canola oil, but I decided to use butter instead.
*Edit: My mom has since shown me where she keeps her olive oil. It is in a totally separate cabinent from all her other oils, and is all the way on the back of the shelf. No wonder I couldn't find any!

Sauteed Swiss Chard
Olive Oil
1 bunch swiss chard
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Red Pepper flakes, 1-2 tsp (how hot can you handle?)
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

1 comment:

Ellie said...

Looks good! We get bunches of swiss chard from our CSA farm, so I'm definitely starring this one!


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