My favorite Swiss Chard recipe
Well, I should really say, one of my favorite recipes. The other one is in a soup recipe called Autumn Harvest - more on that one later.
Wash your BIG bunch of chard and then trim the leaves from the stems and roughly chop the leaves and pat them dry. Then, in a large skillet saute 2 cloves of minced garlic in olive oil. I use a liberal amount of olive oil, but use what you'd like.
Boil water for linguine pasta. Cook a good amount al dente - then set it aside.
Next, sprinkle red-pepper flakes into the oil and garlic and saute for about 1 minute.
Add the chard to your frying pan (I use my cast iron skillet) and saute until it's wilted - then remove it from the heat.
Now, add the pasta. Toss with salt and pepper and then - the fun part - toss a handful of grated Parmesan. I like to use a lot of Parmesan.
Serve and watch the eyes begin to smile. If you like, serve some baked chicken pieces with this - I generally don't. Just a big plate of this along with my home made whole wheat bread (when I do make it) is the perfect dinner.
Grow, cook, create and gather. Gather others around your meal table. When was the last time you did that and what did you cook/create?