- 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 500g)
Also known as just plain chard, swiss chard has large, fleshy but tender deep green leaves and…
- 1 lemon, grated zest and squeezed juice
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 1 kohlrabi, peeled and halved
Looking something like a Sputnik in vegetable form, with a squat bulb and antennae-like shoots,…
- 300ml vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…
- 100ml olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- large sprigs fresh rosemary, tarragon, coriander and parsley
Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…
- 2-3 garlic cloves
Cut the white chard stems from green leaves in a V shape, slice diagonally into 5mm strips. Slit the leaves in half, roll 3-4 at a time like a cigar, thinly slice. Put in a bowl and scatter with a little lemon zest. Thinly slice kohlrabi and sprinkle with zest also.
Boil the stock and lemon juice to reduce by half. Pour in a jug and mix in the chopped parsley. Cool, whisk in most of the oil.
Put the rosemary, tarragon and coriander into a steaming pan with the garlic. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Fit basket on top. Sprinkle base with salt and pepper and lay in the kohlrabi. Scatter over white chard and season again. Top with the sprigs of parsley. Drizzle with oil, cover and steam, 5 mins. Remove parsley and scatter over the green chard, lifting up the white vegetables lightly with a large fork. Cover and steam for 3-4 more mins.
Remove to a serving dish and pour over some sauce to serve. This tastes wonderful with grilled salmon or a chicken breast.
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