Swiss Chard Recipe
1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard (or any leafy, bitter green such as kale and collard greens, but also celery and leeks)
2 Tbsp olive oil
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1) Rinse out the Swiss chard leaves thoroughly.
2) Remove the toughest third of the stalk, discard or save for another recipe (such as this Swiss chard ribs with cream and pasta).
3) Roughly chop the leaves into inch-wide strips.
4) Heat a saucepan on a medium heat setting, add olive oil,
a few small slices of garlic and the
crushed red pepper.
5) Sauté for about a minute.
6) Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves.
8) Check after about 5 minutes.
9) If it looks dry, add
couple tablespoons of water chicken stock/broth.
10) Flip the leaves over in the pan, so that what was on the bottom, is now on the top.
11) Cover again.
12) Check for doneness after another 5 minutes (remove a piece and taste it).
13) Add salt to taste, and a small amount of butter.
14) Remove the Swiss chard to a serving dish.