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Simple Steamed Swiss Chard Recipes

How to cook Chard? While this has a more assertive flavor than spinach, it is equally delicious with a all sorts of entrees, from roast lamb to fillet of sole.

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil, preferably peanut

  • small onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pounds Swiss chard, stems reserved for another use, leaves torn into pieces

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine or dry sherry

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat until very hot. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.

  2. Add the chard leaves and stir to coat, cover and cook over medium heat until the leaves are soft and tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the wine and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, for 2 more minutes. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve very hot. A very simple cooking and low fat recipes.

  4. Variations: sprinkle 4 slices of thick cut bacon, fried until crisp, drained on paper towels, and crumbled on top of the hot chard.

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