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#1 Sun 13 May 07 8:47pm

Laurette

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From Utrecht, The Netherlands
Member since Mon 19 Jun 06

How to cook spinach?

Hi!

I just love fresh spinach! But when I make it, it always has an "earthy" aftertaste.

The method I use is, I stirfry it in little quantaties. Than I take it out of the wok to get rid off the moisture. Then I put a little garlic in the wok, put the spinach back in and season it.

I use a bag of prewashed spinach.

Do you have any ideas how to cook it so it tastes likes fresh spinach?

Thanks for your help!  thumbsup

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#2 Mon 14 May 07 3:25am

shammrok

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From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: How to cook spinach?

I cook spinach in a pan with a little butter, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and nutmeg. Toss until wilted season to taste and serve.

Laurette, do you re wash the spinach?

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#3 Mon 14 May 07 7:50am

falconcy

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From Limassol, Cyprus
Member since Tue 19 Dec 06

Re: How to cook spinach?

I had it cooked in chicken broth at a Syrian restaurant, quite tasty.

Fresh is also good in a salad, especially baby spinach, I sometimes use it in place of rocket.

Last edited by falconcy (Mon 14 May 07 7:51am)

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#4 Mon 14 May 07 10:09am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: How to cook spinach?

spinach tends to have an earthy taste when cooked (which can be a gritty one if it's not washed properly)

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#5 Mon 14 May 07 10:43am

GeoffP

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From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: How to cook spinach?

Simply wash the spinach well, shake the water off then put it in the pan just as it is. Heat gently over a medium flame snd it will collapse and cook in a couple of minutes.

There is no need to add water - enough is left on the leaves by washing.

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#6 Mon 14 May 07 2:49pm

lukeb

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Occupation chef
From malta
Member since Mon 14 May 07

Re: How to cook spinach?

I would cook spinach, simple!!! give it a good wash, shake it good the water off, place on a plate. In a pan with saute onions,garlic, parma ham cut into strips, 1/2 teaspoon curry, leeks and cook for a couple of minutes and add fresh cream...... and finish by adding  grated parmesan cheese.... let the cheese melt and crushed black pepper.....

enjoy!!!!!!

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#7 Thu 17 May 07 10:56am

Laurette

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From Utrecht, The Netherlands
Member since Mon 19 Jun 06

Re: How to cook spinach?

Thanks!

I didn't rewash it. I will give that a try next time. Thanks for all the recipes!

Lukeb, I will give yours a try this weekend, it sounds very lovely. I went to Malta to years ago and I really loved the food over there. Very fresh and tasty!

Last edited by Laurette (Thu 17 May 07 10:57am)

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#8 Mon 21 May 07 8:01pm

Valentina82

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Occupation accountant junior
From Italy
Member since Thu 26 Apr 07

Re: How to cook spinach?

Hi Laurette!!

I cook spinach in a very simple way:in a pan with butter,a kind of dehydrated grape (it is right?sorry for my english  sad  ) and pine nuts; the last two ingredients make the spinach sweet.

You can cook spinach with oil,garlic, grated parmesan or an other kind of cheese and dehidrated grape and use them for a salted cake  question with "pasta brise√®" or  a pizza.


mrgreen 

have fun!

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#9 Mon 21 May 07 9:21pm

GeoffP

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From Bradford, West Yorks
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Re: How to cook spinach?

Valentina82 - I think the dehydrated grape you mentioned is what we would call either a sultana, a raisin or a currant. Sultanas are lightly dried white grapes, raisins are drier white or red grapes, while currants are very dried red grapes.

i don't speak italian, but I think tye translations are

grapes   = uva
sultanas = uva sultanina
raisins    = ribes
currants = uva passa

But I could be wrong - I often am smile

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#10 Tue 22 May 07 12:51pm

Valentina82

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From Italy
Member since Thu 26 Apr 07

Re: How to cook spinach?

Thank you GeoffP!!! oops
I'm really really sorry for my english... sad  shocked

So,here in Italy we usually use the currants to cook.

Thanks a lot!!I write a little dictionary with cooking terms for me so I hope to make less mistakes  oops

Have a nice day! smile

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