Chef's Recipes

Silverbeet with potato

Australian Gourmet Traveller Spanish side dish recipe for silverbeet with potato by Dan Hunter from The Royal Mail Hotel.

By Dan Hunter
  • Serves 6
  • 4 hrs 10 mins preparation
  • 55 mins cooking
Silverbeet with potato (shown with rib-eye)
Silverbeet with potato (shown with rib-eye)

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  • 1
    Separate silverbeet stems from leaves, slicing the stems into 2cm-wide pieces widthways. Slice leaves into wide ribbons.
  • 2
    Warm olive oil in a large wide saucepan, add jamón, garlic and silverbeet stems and cook over low heat until silverbeet starts to soften (5-10 minutes). Add potato, stirring to cover with oil, then add legume stock. Season to taste with sea salt and cook until stock is nearly evaporated and potatoes are almost cooked (35-40 minutes), then add silverbeet leaves and increase heat to low-medium. Stir until silverbeet wilts (1-2 minutes), then season to taste, drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.


Drink Suggestion: It’s hard to match the chlorophyll in the silverbeet but the 2004 Best’s Pinot Meunier, Great Western, Victoria, is a delightful partner. You could also try a Cru Beaujolais. Drink suggestion by Lok Thornton

  • Author: Dan Hunter