Thursday, March 13, 2008

Garlic Spinach

Cal and I both love spinach. This is a healthy and easy dish to accompany any meal. If ever a crave hits, all I have to do is go downstairs to the open bazaar and pick up a few fresh bunches of leaves and walla! on the table in 10 mins!


Spinach Fresh works best (about 2 bunches)
Oil 2 Tbsp. (any oil of your choice - I use Olive oil or soybean oil)
Garlic 3-4 cloves , sliced
Salt to taste

1) Cut the stems off the spinach. Wash well by filling up your sink with water and soaking. This method loosens the dirt. Wash until clean - about 3 times. Drain and dry well.

2) Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the garlic. Sauté for about 1-2 mins, until the garlic is just beginning to brown.

3) Add the spinach to the pan. Use a tong or two spatulas to turn the spinach and evenly distribute the garlic and oil. Turn a few times.

4) Cover the pan and cook for 1 minute. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.

5) After 2 minutes of covered cooking the spinach should be completely wilted. Remove from heat. Drain any excess moisture from the pan. Add a little more olive oil, sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve immediately.