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Grilled Swiss Chard Bundles with Smoked Mozzarella

Posted by Peggy on May 21, 2010

Swiss Chard Bundles with Smoked Mozzarella
Recipe: Grilled Swiss Chard Bundles with Smoked Mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 12 large ruby or rainbow Swiss chard leaves
  • 3/4 pound smoked mozzarella, trimmed to 12, 1 1/2X1X1/4-inch pieces
  • Extra virgin olive oil for brushing and drizzling

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; have a large bowl of ice-water nearby.
  2. Plunge chard, 1-2 leaves at a time, into the boiling water and cook until just wilted, about 10 seconds. Using tongs, carefully remove from water and place in ice water. Remove from ice water and drain on paper towels. Repeat steps with remaining leaves.
  3. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat.
  4. Place chard leaves face down, flat side up. Cut the chard to a 7-inch length from the tip. Cut out 2-inches from the bottom thickest part of stalk, halfway up leaf. Place mozzarella pieces on the center of each stem; drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with freshly ground pepper.
  5. Fold tip side down then tightly fold each side around the cheese, wrapping the cheese into a bundle.
  6. Grill 3-5 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and heated through. Serve immediately.

Time: 40 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 12 bundles

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