Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cooked Spinach

I've been trying to use fresh spinach more often, ordering it in my sandwiches from the sandwich place, buying fresh for salads at one else here likes it, but at least I tried. Well to be honest, I didn't care for it so much in a salad, but a few in a sandwich is ok. So I had 16 oz of fresh spinach to use and I decided to just cook it before it went bad. I grew up eating it cooked from a can, with a little mayo and lemon juice mixed in. Mmm. That's what I did. A bag + 1/2 gave me a bowl of it, and somehow by miracle perhaps, my little boy took a bite and claimed he liked it! =) How do you like to eat spinach?

Cooked Spinach
1 bag fresh spinach (washed, drained)
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 TBL mayo
squeeze fresh lemon juice

In a large skillet bring about 1" of water to a simmer, add spinach and toss. The leaves will start to wilt and cook down quickly. Sprinkle with salt and let cook a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Add spinach to a bowl, letting most liquid drain off, add in mayo and lemon juice and gently stir to combine. What liquid is left, will loosen up the mayo and make a creamy sauce, may add more liquid if needed.

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