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I'm doing a "Farmer's Market Dinner" as a fundraiser next week. I want to use chard as the main ingredient for one course. i'm thinking of a soup, but have never made one, so wondered if anyone out there had a favorite recipe or technique they would share. I'd love to hear other chard recipe ideas as well -- I'm scrounging from a friend's garden for the dinner, and there is a LOT of chard. Thanks!

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  1. Saute it.

    Or do a frittata with chard.

    1. My chard has been almost overwhelmingly successful this year so I've used many recipes for it. One favourite is sauteeing with garlic, adding some butter and white wine, cover and let wilt for a couple of minutes. Season.

      Another is roasting it, like this one, which I actually prefer...

      http://leitesculinaria.com/57143/reci...

      1. http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/pu...

        Once you've subdued the chard, it goes together very quickly. You can use half and half instead of heavy cream, too.

        1. A Swiss Chard and Ricotta Torta would make an amazing first course--the combination of those two is amazing. Lots of work but worth it. Anne Burrell makes a great one and you can use a simpler crust than her marscapone one:
          http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/an...

          1. I've made soup with chorizo, chard and white beans before. Wonderful! Here is a similar recipe. This would be loverly for fall.

            http://oneishungry.com/2011/12/27/sou...

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            1. re: bkieras

              There is a recipe on Chow for a Mediterranean Chard that is delicious. The anchovies add a delicious taste without tasting like anchovies so don't leave them out. In a pinch I have used anchovy paste. Here is link: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10504-med...