Chard and Feta Roll-ups
June 17, 2010 •
For each roll: to serve 6 or so 10-12 chard leaves, rinsed, patted dry (large nice fresh leaves, any color) ½ cup feta or goat cheese, cut into small cubes 1 Tablespoon garlic, chopped fine (or mashed) ¼ cup olive oil In a small bowl, combine oil with garlic Place two chard leaves on cutting board, right side up Brush with olive oil and garlic Place a teaspoon of the cubed feta on leaf Repeat with another two chard leaves, olive oil and feta until all leaves are used Turn leaves each time in assembly so as the thick end is alternated on the stack Once all the leaves are used, roll up lengthwise and tie with string (kitchen twine) in three or four places to hold tight while steaming Cut ends of your roll so it is uniform Place roll-ups in a steamer basket or into a bamboo steamer tier over a sauce pan wide enough to accommodate the roll, at least an 8 in. wide pan with 1 inch water for steaming. Steam on Med-High heat for about 12 minutes. Remove roll (or rolls) from steamer, remove string and cut into 6 slices.