Linguine with walnuts and swiss chard

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Shelled Walnut Halves
2 pounds Swiss Chard
4 tablespoons Walnut Oil
5 \N Shallots; Peeled And Minced
4 \N Cloves Garlic; Peeled And Minced
\N \N Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 pounds Linguine
¼ pounds Port Du Salut Cheese; Grated

1. Place walnut in a single layer in a large skillet. Toast over medium heat, turning once, for 10 minutes. Set aside. Trim chard leaves, discarding tough stems. Coarsely chop leaves and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft, about 12 minutes. Add chard, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until chard has wilted, about 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving about ¼ cup of the cooking water to chard mixture. Stir in cheese and walnuts, adjust seasonings and serve.

Recipe by: Carolyn Truscott as written in Saveur May/Jun 1997 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #993 by Suzy Wert <SuzyWert@...> on Jan 8, 1998

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