Monday, December 23, 2013

Food: Quick and Easy Side Dish

I have been working really hard putting together my Christmas menu, sampling new recipes, searching for the perfect roast recipe and organizing my grocery list. After I found, tested and happily ate the trial roast with my family, I still couldn't decide what side dishes would go well with  it. I went through all my cookbooks and online cooking magazines and found two rich and creamy vegetable sides but they both needed to go in the oven. I needed one more side dish that was quick and easy to prepare but that could be made on the stovetop. That's when I remembered this recipe I wrote over the summer when I was growing swiss chard in the garden. So I decided to prepare it again for my family and see if they approved. After not a kernel of corn was left last night I am happy to share this recipe with everyone which finally completes my Christmas menu. Now off to finish my grocery shopping.

Merry Christmas to all and wishing you all good eats!

1 tablespoon of olive oil
I large yellow onion diced
2 1/2 cups of frozen sweet corn, let it sit a few minutes to thaw
2 bunches of Swiss chard, stems removed and chopped
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of water
1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese

In a medium non-stick sautĂ© pan warm olive oil over medium heat and add the diced onion. Cook the onion 4-5 minutes until light and translucent.

Add the corn and cook for about 7 minutes until it begins to turn light brown. Keep stirring the vegetables and if they begin to stick add a bit more oil. You want the corn and onion to turn light brown because it brings out their sweetnes. Add the salt.

Add the Swiss chard and water. Stir until the Swiss chard wilts and is cooked through about 2-3 minutes.
                                                                 Top with cheese and serve warm.