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Dinner With TCR! January 19, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.

Tonight, fresh raviolis of goat cheese and roasted tomatoes, but rather than employing four quarts of boiling water to prepare them, I simmered them in one quart of organic chicken broth, and not a drop got poured off or strained away.

They made a hearty bed for the greens I topped them with, rainbow chard and Too Much Garlic®, sautéed ’till a little browned:


‘Twas guuud!


1. Kvatch - January 19, 2009

OK, I’ll bite… What’s the proper way to prepare chard? I suppose you need to do something to remove some of the bitterness, but I don’t know what?

2. pidomon - January 19, 2009

dude you rule on the food photo essay! (and other things of course!)

3. kkryno - January 19, 2009

Is there really such a thing as Too Much Garlic?! 😉

4. kkryno - January 19, 2009

BTW; it looks splendid!

5. Sylvia Kirkwood - January 19, 2009

I’ve been wondering when you were going to feed me again! Oh, it looks divine and I’m drooling on my keyboard!

6. sherry - January 20, 2009

oh god, you do know how to drive people crazy!!!

7. littlebangtheory - January 20, 2009

Sherry, it’s just one of the techniques in my repertoire! 😉

Vikki, the answer is “NO!”

Kvatch, chard isn’t bitter (like, say, broccoli rabe or mustard greens,) but rather nearly sweet, which I augment by lightly browning the garlic, sort-of caramelizing it. A splash of tamari, maybe a spritz of sesame oil, and it’s good to go!

Steve, Sylvia, sorry to keep you waiting, but I’ve been in cold-can-o-soup mode, and I took the liberty of sparing you the gory details.

8. Tengrain - January 21, 2009

I did a polenta with a ragout of wild mushrooms and thyme tonight. Garlic was featured – I don’t know how to cook without it.



9. littlebangtheory - January 21, 2009

Ten, sounds excellent – now you got me jonesin’ for polenta!

10. Jane R - January 21, 2009

I just dedicated a foodie post to you. 🙂

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