Stir-Fry Swiss Chard with garlic, chillies for a tasty Malaysian style vegetable dish..
It is late Summer, and the kitchen garden is filled with a wonderful assortment of edibles awaiting harvest. Amongst them, tall handsome golden stalks are interspersed with hot pink and creamy coloured stems, momentarily catching the eye of the beholder, in the sea of dark green glossy leaves.
I reach down, briefly brushing the back of my hand against the large ruffled leaves, before picking out a multi-coloured selection of near perfect leaves. Before long, I have a basket piled high with Swiss Chard, leaves, stems and all, and I am ready for a spicy Malaysian style vegetable dish.
Sambal Oelek is a raw Malaysian chilli paste, the ready made version comes in a jar and is available from most supermarkets.
We also used our homegrown Swiss Chard in Swiss Chard & Feta Parcels and Stir-Fried Swiss Chard with garlic.