Tuesdays are for our tastebuds right!? (and March 26th is Spinach Day), so prowlers we are paying respect to the leafy greens and the giver of iron by sharing 2 Instagram worthy spinach recipes. Yum right!?
1 cup young spinach leaves
1 lime (or orange, lemon)
Peel bananas and apple, cut into slices and put into a blender. Wash spinach leaves and add to blender squeeze juice of 1 lime (can be replaced with orange or lemon) into the blender. Add water as needed.
Blend until smooth and serve.
450 g baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
1/3 cup unsalted butter, divided
1 an onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk, or half and half
1 pinch ground nutmeg, optional
1 pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons of grated cheese, to serve
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes until lightly golden. Add in the onion and cook until transparent (about 2-3 minutes), then add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
Pour in the milk (or half and half), whisking constantly until the white sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne (If using). If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/4 cup of milk to the sauce, whisking it through until reaching your desired thickness.
For the spinach: melt the remaining butter in a separate pan, and add spinach in batches, wilting each batch before adding the next, until all spinach is wilted. (Add a small spoon of water if the pan gets too dry.)
Alternatively: Cook the spinach in a pot of boiling water for just one minute; then immerse in a cold water bath to stop the cooking process. Squeeze out any excess water from the leaves and set aside.
Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne. Add wilted spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently to combine. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
Try it and let us know how it goes.
(Creamed spinach curated from cafe delites)