If you’re ever in need of an appetizer or vegetarian side dish that’s somewhat out of the ordinary, these savory bundles would be the ticket.
I’ve made Swiss Chard Bundles with other cheeses in the past, but the locally produced Serra smoked mozzarella is my favorite cheese to use in this particular recipe.
Place cheese in center of trimmed leaf; Brush with oil and wrap into a bundle.
Swiss chard is a sturdy leave that is tough enough to stand up over the heat of a flame. The chard flavor is marvelous with the smoked mozzarella when grilled, and the texture has just the right amount of creamy bite.
Ingredient lists are often no indication of complexity or simplicity of a recipe. This recipe is a case in point. There are only 3 ingredients, but there is technique involved which is somewhat time-consuming. If you enjoy wrapping presents, you’ll have no problem!
Here’s a no-recipe recipe for folks with little time and large palates. Tomato sauces are great to have hanging out in the fridge for impromptu meals. With their high acidic content, they have a lengthy refrigerated shelf-life, at the ready for spooning over, or incorporating into, grain dishes and proteins. The best bottled, freshest tasting … Full recipe post »
Today I began cooking for a holiday party I’m hosting the day after tomorrow. One item I want on the menu is an old-fashioned spice cake, and while thumbing through cookbooks in search of a recipe, I was imagining rich layers of flavor that would be more redolent of spice than cloyingly sweet. No such … Full recipe post »
Hi there! I'm Peggy Lampman -
Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
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