Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds

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Serves 4

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry Sherry
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 bunches Swiss chard, center ribs and stems removed, leaves cut into 2″ pieces (about 16 cups)
  • 1 Fresno chile or red jalapeƱo, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons (or more) fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

preparation

Bring Sherry and raisins to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; let cool.

Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring frequently, until just beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute more. Add chard by handfuls to pot, tossing to wilt between additions, and cook until tender, about 4 minutes.

Add raisins with soaking liquid, chile, lemon zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired, and toss to combine.