Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to Basics

Fridays are for the beginner cooks.

Sauteed Spinach

Remember...Fridays are for beginners...so don't judge. Preparing a little spinach is about as easy as it gets. It certainly adds to the presentation of any meal with its beautiful green color. And last, but certainly not least...spinach is very healthy. Also...for lack of a better word...cooking up some spinach can really get you out of a "bind" in the kitchen. Why? Let's say you're preparing fairly complicated and time-consuming meat and starch dishes. The spinach ties it all together and only takes about three minutes to prepare. Here's how I do it:

1. Take a bag of pre-washed spinach. Throw into a pan.
2. Toss in some minced garlic, a decent pour of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Turn burner to Medium and cover.
4. Come back in less than five minutes...give a good mix, and you're done! It's that easy.

1 comment:

mickiruns said...

HA. I'm totally planning on doing this tonight. This also works if your spinach is a little on the - how do I say this without sounding gross - more matured side.