Saturday, 30 October 2010

Spinach, ohh spinach........

Now, being a child and asked to eat spinach. What did you say? Interesting..... This is a simple recipe for our now favourite veg, SPINACH and SULTANAS. This is one of Elizabeth David's creations. A woman way ahead of her time, she left us with a library full of pure, simple recipes. Look her up if you are at all interested in cooking.

1kg of washed spinach
30g of butter
a splash of olive oil
1 clove of garlic
30g of sultanas (soak the sultanas in warm tea for 15 minutes)
30g of pine nuts

Throw the spinach and the salt in a large saucepan, no water please, on a medium heat. Plenty of moisture will come out of the spinach. Drain the liquid and press the spinach with a clean tea towel. In a frying pan warm the butter and the olive oil. Add the spinach, the chopped garlic and the black pepper. Stir the spinach so it does not fry, add the sultanas once the spinach is hot. Now bung in the pine nuts and cook out for at least five minute.

Q. tip. This will go with almost anything, Roast Chicken, White Fish, Polenta and mushrooms

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