Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stir-Fried Red Swiss Chard with Shaved Pork (serves 2 as part of a shared meal)


Red swiss chard is not only pretty with its reddish color but I think it tastes great.  I think it has a taste similar to beet greens. In this dish I used only the leaves.  I chopped up the stems and saved them for another day.

Ingredients:

1 bunch red swiss chard leaves only (about 12 oz), chopped into 2-inch width
4 oz thinly sliced pork
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp julienned ginger
2 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 tsp sugar

Method:

1)  Heat oil in a large pan or wok over medium high heat.  Once the pan is hot add ginger and garlic. Saute for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
2) Add 1/2 of the swiss chard, stir and cover the pan or wok for about 1-2 minutes.
3) Once the leaves have wilted down a little add the rest of the swiss chard, stir and cover the pan or wok for another 2 minutes.
4) Uncover and stir.  Once the leaves have wilted completely add the oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar.  Stir for another 1 minute.

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