Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Ultimate Test – Can Grilling Make Chard Taste Good?

For some reason, chard and kale are really popular right now.  I don’t get it.  Not a fan.  So when I forgot to update my box from Washington’s Green Grocer (which I highly recommend you check out) and ended up with a bunch of chard this week, I decided to put my “grilling makes everything taste better” theory to the test again.  I know that grilling foods I already like makes me like them more.  But will grilling a food I DON’T like make me a fan? 

Try this recipe for grilled chard and see for yourself.


1 bunch chard
2 tablespoons olive oil


1.    Remove stems from chard and rinse well.  Chard can be really gritty, so make sure you really give it a good wash.
2.    Toss chard with olive oil, salt and pepper (both to taste).
3.    Spread over vegetable grate and place grate on grill over direct heat.
4.    Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring once.  Remove and enjoy.
Verdict: I’m surprised and happy to say that I actually really liked the flavor of the grilled chard.  If you like chard, you’re going to love this recipe.  If you don’t, you still might enjoy it.

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