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Monday, January 4, 2010

Simple Sautéed Spinach With Garlic (Eatwell Recipe 46)

This recipe is incredibly simple but so tasty that I'm writing about it just in case it has not yet occurred to you to make spinach this way as I would hate for you to miss out on it.

Spinach by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Fresh spinach, lots of garlic, some shallot or onion, olive oil, salt and pepper - that is it! It's delicious and super good for you, too.

Simple Sauteed Spinach  by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

You can also create a variation on this recipe by adding some dried currants, toasted pine nuts and a splash of balsamic vinegar if you feel like getting wild (though it is plenty good without those additions, too.)

Simple Sauteed Spinach  by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog

Simple Sautéed Spinach With Garlic
Serves 4-6

* 2 bunches fresh spinach leaves, washed thoroughly
* 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed (you can use less if you prefer, I just really like garlic)
* 1 large shallot or small onion, chopped
* 3-4 tsps olive oil
* Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
* 1 Tbsp butter (optional)


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium flame then add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and sautée for another 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are translucent and the garlic releases its fragrance.

2. Add the spinach to the pan in small batches, stirring to help expose all the leaves to the heat. As it wilts, add more handfuls of spinach until it is all wilted. Season with salt and pepper and add the (optional) butter - stir to combine and serve.

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1 comment:

Connie said...

Thank you for reminding me how good spinach can be.