I feel the need for something green!
My friend Hank came to my rescue the other day with several bunches of Swiss chard that he had just picked from his garden.
Normally I do just a simple sauté with Swiss chard. This time I decided to punch it up a bit with some shiitake mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. So good!
Shiitakes are like intense mushroom flavor bombs. They cost a little more, but they are so worth it.
Sautéed Swiss Chard With Shiitake Mushrooms
I have tried cooking the tougher ribs (chopped) separately in a little butter and adding them back to the greens. Not a big fan of this approach. Better to save the ribs for another recipe, use them for making vegetable stock, or compost them.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large bunches Swiss chard (about 1 1/2 pounds total), rinsed, patted dry, large ribs removed, leaves roughly chopped
Pinch Parmesan cheese, grated
Sauté mushrooms in butter:
In a large stick-free sauté pan melt the butter on medium-high heat. Stir in the sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt (skip added salt if using salted butter).
Add chopped chard:
Once the mushrooms are beginning to brown and have given off some water, add the chopped chard leaves to the pan and toss with the mushrooms. (You may have to stagger in the adding of the chard leaves, as not to overwhelm the pan.)
Once the chard leaves have wilted, remove from heat and cover the pan. Let the chard leaves steam in their residual heat for a couple minutes.
Sprinkle with Parmesan:
Place chard and mushrooms in a serving dish. Sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan cheese.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 31mg||153%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|