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Swiss Chard and Radish Top Saute' Recipe.
Swiss Chard and Radish Tops.
Don't throw away those Radish Tops!
Yes, Radish Tops Can Be Eaten!
The Radish is in the Cabbage Family. The Green Tops of the Radish can be used in Soups, Saute' or Salad Dishes.
The most important thing to do with the green Radish Tops is to be sure to wash them very well. I usually put them in a pot that is deep enough to cover the greens and fill with running water. I pour out the water and then fill it up again. (We pour the water into the vegetable garden.) I do this 3-4 times. Until the water runs clear with no grit in sight. Actually, I do this with all garden and store bought Vegetables and Fruit.
Today's fresh harvest of Swiss Chard and Red Radish Green Tops will be used in a nice pasta side dish to go with our Roasted Chicken. The Radish Tops yielded 6 cups. I will use 4 cups of cleaned and chopped Radish Tops for tonight in the pasta side dish and save the other two cups for tomorrow to add to a Garden Salad. I will also be using the fresh Red Radish in the salad. You know, I've used Red Radish in soups. They work well in a nice Chicken Soup.
Swiss Chard & Radish Tops Saute' Recipe:
2 Cups Cleaned, Chopped Swiss Chard
4 Cups Cleaned, Chopped Radish Tops
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter
2-3 Cloves Chopped Garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large Frying or Saute' Pan add the olive oil and put the stove on Med.-High heat. Add the garlic and saute' for 2 minutes. Add Salt and Pepper then the Swiss Chard. This will cook down quickly, around 2-3 minutes. Then add the Radish Tops. They also will cook down quickly 2-3 minutes, according to your stove top. Add the butter and when the butter is melted you are ready to put the Swiss Chard with Radish Tops on top of your cooked pasta. Serves 4.
Until we meet again... Francesca27