Well, actually a descendant of the sea beet, and one of Mother Nature's super foods - Swiss chard! Alright, alright, stop squinting your nose and just stay with me. I had only tasted Swiss chard twice before, both times prepared in restaurants, many years ago. Recently, I was sent this recipe from good family friends, Jim and Marty. They have a beautiful home on Togus Pond in Augusta, Maine, and are incredibly talented in the kitchen. Not to mention, two of the nicest guys whose home we can crash this summer. : )
Jim and Marty's view of Togus Pond
I am just going to come right out and say it, "THIS IS AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!" The cooking technique removes any bitterness the Swiss chard may have, and the combination of flavors hits the palate in a magnificent way! No, I have not lost my mind or my love of chocolate. Nor have I gone over the edge or to the dark side of 'crazed healthy-only eating'. You are going to have to trust me on this one, and try it for yourself. If you are not as thrilled as I was with the results, Jim will refund you your money.
Thanks for the recipe Jim - can't wait to see you and Marty this summer!
Jim Frank's Phenomenal Swiss Chard