lunch on daisy’s birthday: linguini, chard, corn, sun gold tomatoes, aged myzithra, basil, parsley, white wine.
Happy sixth birthday to Daisy, our Jack Russell Terrier! Daisy didn’t get to eat any of this pasta, but she did get a scrambled egg in her breakfast!.
Aged myzithra is a firm, salty Greek cheese made from ewe’s milk. The flavor and texture is like ricotta salata, but saltier. Myzithra can be found in specialty stores in the US.
Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil, and begin to cook the linguini.
Meanwhile, in a large pan, sweat a diced onion in olive oil and butter until it’s soft. Add minced garlic, cook for a minute, then add chopped swiss chard. Deglaze with white wine. Once the chard is nearly cooked, add corn and tomatoes and cook for another minute or two.
When the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the sauce. Cook together for a minute, tossing. Turn off the heat, and then add a handful chopped parsley and basil, and a handful of finely grated myzithra cheese. Toss to combine, and serve.