Spicy Chard and Leeks

spicy chard and leeksI wanted a quick and easy chard side dish to serve with BBQ chicken breasts. I had made this recipe from Epicurious before, but I wanted something with a bit more heat. So, I added some garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.

Spicy Chard and Leeks
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4
  • 1 bunch chard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large leeks (white and pale green parts only)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Slice leeks in half lengthwise, then cut in ¼ inch slices. Place leeks in cool water and stir to rinse. Drain.
  2. Remove stems and large veins from chard. Chop stems and veins into ¼ inch slices. Roll leaves into a tube and cut tubes to make 1 inch strips.
  3. Heat butter and oil in skillet over medium high heat, until foam disappears. Add chard stems and veins, garlic, drained leeks, and crushed red pepper. Cook until slightly soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add chard leaves and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the leaves are wilted. (If leaves start to brown before they are wilted, sprinkle with a few drops of water.)

Do you cook with chard? Let me know what you make.

Happy eating!


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