SAUTEED SWISS CHARD WITH CURRANTS AND FETA

SAUTEED SWISS CHARD WITH CURRANTS AND FETA (for four)

Vegetables, Swiss chard sauteed with currants and feta 1 Vegetables, Swiss chard sauteed with currants and feta 2

 

one 1-pound bunch Swiss chard

1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons dried currants

1/3 cup water

1-½ ounces feta, crumbled (1/3 cup)


  1. Cut stems and center ribs from chard, discarding any tough parts near base, then cut stems and ribs crosswise into ¾ inch thick slices. Coarsely chop leaves.
  2. Cook garlic in oil in a 4 quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chard stems and ribs, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes.  Add currants and cook, stirring, until plump, about 1 minute.  Add chard leaves and water and increase heat to moderate, then cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until leaves are tender, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in feta.

from Gourmet Magazine, December, 2006

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