Swiss Chard and Orichette Recipe

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Submitted by 13lisa

Makes 4 servings



recipe from the nyt, uses oricchetti "little ears" pasta and swiss chard.

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss chard and orichette

3/4 lb swiss chard
2 garlic cloves
1 medium red pepper
1 T olive oil
3/4 lb. uncooked pasta
2 oz. goat cheese
1 t. Marjoram, Dried
1 t. red pepper flakes

Recipe Directions for Swiss chard and orichette

  1. "1. Begin heating a large pot of water while you stem and wash the chard. Fill a bowl with ice water. When the water in the pot comes to a boil, salt generously and add the chard. Blanch the chard leaves for one to two minutes until tender. Using a skimmer or a slotted spoon, transfer the chard to a bowl of ice water, then drain and squeeze out excess water. Chop medium-fine. Keep the pot of water at a simmer.

  2. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy skillet, and add the bell peppers and the red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring often, until tender, five to eight minutes. Add the garlic and salt to taste, and stir for half a minute. Then stir in the chopped chard and the marjoram. Stir together for a few seconds, then turn the heat to very low.

  3. 3. Bring the water in the pasta pot back to a boil, and add the orecchiette. Cook al dente, following the timing instructions on the package. Add about 1/2 cup of the pasta water to the pan with the chard and peppers. Stir in the goat cheese. Drain the pasta, transfer to the pan and toss with the chard, pepper and goat cheese mixture. Serve hot."

  4. NY Times,

  5. By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN

  6. 3/28/2011

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 219.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
368
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Sodium
254mg
11%
Potassium
562mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
52.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
15.9g
Vitamin A 132% Vitamin C 107%
Calcium 19% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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