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“I love to serve dishes that you wouldn’t expect to find on this little island in Maine,” says Amanda Hallowell. So when she has a surplus of Swiss chard and spinach, instead of sautéing them, she makes this variation on the classic Japanese dish called oshitashi. Slideshow: Tasty Japanese Recipes to Try

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, cook the Swiss chard until bright green and tender, 1 minute. With a slotted spoon, transfer the chard to a colander to drain. Repeat with the spinach. When the greens are cool enough to handle, gently squeeze out the excess water, then coarsely chop them.

Step 2    

In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil. In a large skillet, melt the butter and remove from the heat. Add 3 tablespoons of the soy mixture and the greens to the skillet and toss to coat. Transfer the greens to a large plate to cool slightly.

Step 3    

Form the greens into 8 mounds on a platter. Spoon the remaining soy mixture over the mounds, garnish with the toasted sesame seeds and bonito flakes and serve.

Notes

Bonito flakes are available at Asian or specialty food markets.

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