Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kabobs redux...

They were just so tasty and every time I look at the photo I posted it makes me hungry so I am making kabobs again. This time, besides the pork I have some beef also. They have all been happily marinating overnight. A different flavor for each.

Found some baby sweet peppers and we have chard, bok choy and sprouts on hand. Now to make Ann Burrell's Spring onion with Fennel and Swiss chard for a side. The sprouts and bok choy will have an Asian appeal with a spritz of sesame oil in the saute.

Braised Spring Onions, Fennel and Swiss Chard

Recipe courtesy Anne Burrell

Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
15 min
4 servings


  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 small spring onions, julienned
  • 2 small fennel bulbs, thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1 bunch white Swiss chard, stems cut into 1/2-inch lengths, leaves cut into 1-inch lengths, leaves and stems reserved separately
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Meyer lemon, zested on a microplane and juiced, zest and juice reserved separately


Coat a large saute pan with olive oil. Toss in the smashed garlic and crushed red pepper and bring the pan to a medium heat. When the garlic becomes golden brown and very aromatic, remove it from the pan and discard it. It has fulfilled its garlic destiny. Add the onions, fennel and Swiss chard stems, stir to coat with the oil and season with salt, to taste. Stir in the white wine and the lemon zest and juice. Cover and cook over medium heat until the veggies have become soft and wilted but still maintain some texture, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the lid and cook until most of the liquid has reduced, another 3 to 4 minutes. Toss in the Swiss chard leaves, stir to combine and season with salt, to taste. When the leaves have wilted but still look vibrantly green, taste for seasoning. Reseason if needed (it probably will). Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
It's spring greens!

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