Sautéed Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves

  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves)

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • Lemon

  • Sea or kosher salt, optional

Directions:

  1. Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, leaving just a little water clinging to the leaves.

  2. In a very large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes. Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Try topping the spinach with crispy bacon or ciabatta croutons and be sure to serve hot.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/garlic-sauteed-spinach-recipe-1944598

 

Brittany Biggs