Recipe by summer_aggies00
"I came up with this recipe after needing to cook a huge bunch of fresh spinach. It's flavorful!"
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dried red pepper flakes
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Nice change from the usual! I usually just steam or saute with a little olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper, but was in the mood for something different. Only used 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and that was plenty! Added a splash of red wine vinegar before serving, not that it needed it really, but supposedly a little vinegar on your greens will help your body to better absorb the calcium in them.
Good flavor -- more than a little spicy! A few helpful hints: 12 cups fresh spinach = 1 lb = 1/2 cups cooked spinach. So at the end of this recipe, you'll have about 1 1/2 cups of food. I used diced dried apples instead of golden raisins, and this worked well. You'll need a big pot in the beginning in order to hold all the spinach, but it whithers quickly.
Pretty good recipe, although I must admit I altered mine quite a bit. I didn't have golden raisins so I used roughly chopped dried cherries. their tart/sweet combo worked well. I also added slivered almonds and a few splashes of red wine vinegar both suggestions from previous reviews. I noticed before I added the vinegar, this dish was somewhat bitter, but after the addition of the vinegar the bitter was gone and I liked the dish much more. I think I might try making it again.
Very different for those like me who are "boring" salt & pepper cooks. I didn't have golden raisins so I used regular raisins, added some sliced almonds, and red wine vinegar as others had suggested. Didn't care for it with first bite, but it grew on me. I would try this again, but I would add some more red wine vinegar when I dish-it-up.
Liked this a lot. It came out great. We all should eat more high iron foods like spinach and here's an easy way to accomplish that.
a wonderful side my husband loved it!! I used the red wine vinegar like a few others. The raisins were a nice addition. Then because I was in the mood for a nutty flavor I added some cashews...I think next time I will use almonds.Terrific! Thanks, Cookinmomma
Tasty way to each cooked spinach!
Didn't like the raisins and had to pick them out before I could finish my bowl. Cut way back on the red pepper as the kids wouldn't eat it otherwise. I used 1/2 spinach, 1/2 beet greens. Excellent, thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy and Sweet Spinach
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 69
** Calories from Fat: 24
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