If you wash the chard before placing it in the refrigerator, let it drain in a colander or dry it with a cloth to remove the moisture. Add the fresh ginger, stir, and cook just until fragrant, a few seconds. And We’re Off! Grow It. https://www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/simple-sauteed-swiss-chard To learn how to properly store Swiss chard, scroll down! A Stack of Books, a Double-Launch Party, and Five Island Women. References. Susie. The stems are edible and can be quite tasty. Simple Green Suppers is Live! The colors are amazing, chard is always delicious & actually … you had me at balsamic maple syrup!! Swiss chard has an especially mineral-y flavor, so I love to smooth out its rough spots with a flavor combo like maple and balsamic (in this recipe, along with ginger) or honey and sherry vinegar (or lemon). Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 10,209 times. You can braise it, place it in raw salads, and add it to stir fries and sauces. I just got your book as a gift this week and already make 3 of the recipes! Heat the olive oil in a large (11- to 12-inch) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. How to prepare Swiss chard The leaves and stalks should be cooked separately, or the stems cooked a few minutes longer than the leaves, as they are firmer. Add the chard stems and a pinch of kosher salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrunken and beginning to brown lightly, 7 to 8 minutes. This article has been viewed 10,209 times. That doesn’t mean you should toss them in the compost or garbage bin, though. To clean Swiss chard, carefully wash the leaves in a bowl of cold water to remove any dirt and debris. My recipe takes a bit longer than the standard sauté. Swiss chard, unstemmed, rinsed and dried, 1 ½ teaspoons minced, peeled fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons chopped or sliced toasted almonds. You can also use a caramelized aromatic (like sautéed shallots) to stand in for the sweetness and to add body. Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. Cut away the stems. Cut or rip the leaves into large (2- to 3-inch pieces) and wash and dry them well. I hope to hit the farmers market in West Tisbury everyweek and try all your dishes! If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. The stems add nice texture and make the side dish feel a little more substantial, too. (and thank you for the mention on your blog!) All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published, This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Fold the leaf in half and cut away the stems. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and the balsamic vinegar. Replace the basket and spin it to get rid of some of the excess water. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Add the butter and toss and stir until it is melted. I am in love with it!!! Swiss chard stems from one large bunch, about 12 ounces (340g) stems, washed 1 Thai chile, fresh or dried, split lengthwise (optional) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thinly great recipe! Receive Email UpdatesJust enter your email address: To see the list of current events on Susie's "Fresh from the Farm" travels, click on "About" on the Nav Bar at the top of the blog, and then click on "Events and Appearances" in the drop-down menu. They are tougher than the leaves, so they require a longer cooking time. Then, add the Swiss chard stems and cook them for 2-3 minutes before you add the chard leaves. Cut or rip the leaves into large (2- to 3-inch pieces) and wash and dry them well. Every day at wikiHow, we work hard to give you access to instructions and information that will help you live a better life, whether it's keeping you safer, healthier, or improving your well-being. By using our site, you agree to our. Cut off any spots you see on the leaves. Amid the current public health and economic crises, when the world is shifting dramatically and we are all learning and adapting to changes in daily life, people need wikiHow more than ever. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/7\/7c\/Clean-Swiss-Chard-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Clean-Swiss-Chard-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/7\/7c\/Clean-Swiss-Chard-Step-1.jpg\/aid8781350-v4-728px-Clean-Swiss-Chard-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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