Sunday, June 6, 2010

Yet Another Use For Chard...

I didn't post a menu last week, but I promised to share anything noteworthy.

Consider this dish noteworthy.

I stumbled upon it here while traveling through the Blog Land Maze.

I'm so glad I did. Not only did I find a plan for dinner but it's also a very entertaining read.

Love it when that happens.

I made a couple of minor adjustments to the original adding some Italian turkey sausage.

While the sausage browned, I mixed some dough for rosemary flatbread.

I'm sure there are specific flatbread recipes. I went the easy route and made a pizza dough with some added rosemary.

It's flat, it's bread...that would make it a flatbread, right?

While the bread was rising, I prepared the rest of the ingredients.

The list is sparse...

Some garlic.

Of course, chard.

Lots of chard. I bought two big bunches.

Can't forget the pasta.

I opted to use a whole wheat pasta. Its nutty flavor complimented the dish nicely.

The sauce couldn't be simpler: Some butter (which I reduced from the original 4 Tbs), Parmesan cheese, and some pasta water to coat the noodles and vegetables and bring all the flavors together.

Our rustic flatbread. Meaning, I tore it into pieces instead of cutting it.

I like how describing something as "rustic" takes "sloppy" to a whole new level.

The last step: a sprinkle of Parmesan on top.

Are you ready to feast?