Shrimps with Swiss Chard and Chickpeas
(Pazılı - Nohutlu Karides)
Bunch of red Swiss chard, washed with the stems cut off*
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small size onion, sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, sliced
3/4 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes, canned
1 tbsp red pepper paste
~3/4 cup water
10-12 raw tiger shrimps, peel and devein
Red pepper flakes
Put all the leaves on the top of the other, roll, then cut in julienne.
Saute the onion with olive oil for 3-4 minutes in a large pot. Add the garlic when the smell of the garlic comes out, add the rest of the ingredients except shrimp. Cover and cook until all the vegetables are softened . If there is too much juice, turn the heat to higher in order to reduce the amount of water in the pot. Put the shrimps into the pot, cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes or until the shrimps turn to pink.
Then, turn the heat off. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes all over and serve.
*Don't throw the stems, you can use them for the Swiss Chard Stems with Yogurt Sauce:)