Swiss chard, butter, garlic, nutmeg and a dollop of strong mustard… This swiss chard stir fry is a powerful side dish and flavor bomb at the same time!
This swiss chard stir fry brings back lovely childhood memories.
My mom would prepare this leafy vegetable quite a lot when we were young – at least from what I can recall.
Maybe it wasn’t that often but what I do remember is how much I loved it back then.
I like the sweetness of the braised chard a lot.
How about you?
Do you like chard?
Easy Buttery Swiss Chard Stir Fry with Mustard
I was just telling my brother on facetime that I was going to prepare swiss chard.
And he immediately brought up my mom’s version. She used to braise the chard and serve it in a delicious white cheese sauce. Us kids loved it to bits really. It was so creamy. And mom was happy that we ate our greens.
However I’m not making a cheese sauce here this time. Instead I go for a simple butter and mustard dressing.
I don’t know about you but chard is not very easy to find around here.
So whenever I find it at the local farmers market, I just need to have it. Last time the chard came in different colors such as yellow, purple, red, even orange.
It looked absolutely stunning.
Chard is a classic autumn and winter vegetable after all but I am a bit surprised that this gorgeous veg is easily forgotten, not popular and even a bit old fashioned maybe.
Too bad because I would love to taste its sweetness more often at my dinner table!
So with what can you serve this chard side dish?
I would go for chicken legs or pork chops. Even fish would go well with it. I am thinking cod or halibut, served with a light beurre blanc sauce.
Do you love cooking with mustard?
Then you should also check out my mustard braised carrots!
Easy Buttery Swiss Chard Stir Fry Recipe
Swiss chard, butter, garlic, nutmeg and some strong mustard... this swiss chard stir fry is a powerful side dish flavor bomb!
- 1 lb fresh swiss chard (450 g)
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 large garlic clove
- 3 tbsp onion chopped
- 1 tbsp strong mustard
- 1 bay leaf
Peel the garlic clove and chop it into smaller bits but not too finely. Then add the garlic together with the chopped yellow onion and half of the unsalted butter to a large non-stick pan or wok.
Place the pan over medium heat and gently stir fry the garlic and onion for 3 minutes. Then add the bay leaf and a pinch of pepper, salt and nutmeg.
Rinse the swiss chard and chop it into thick and even slices. Add it to the pan.
Stir and let the chard bake for 6 to 8 minutes until softer. Stir regularly. Then add half of the strong mustard and 3 tablespoons of water (or cream if you want to make it extra creamy).
Stir again and bake the chard for another 3 to 5 minutes or until as tender as you like your chards. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, nutmeg or mustard to taste if necessary.
Right in the end stir in the rest of the unsalted butter. Make sure it is totally melted. Then transfer the buttery stir fried chard to a clean bowl or plate and serve.