Sauteed Spinach

9 Jan

Per Sarah’s request, here is a vegetable recipe that I just tried for the first time last week.  It’s REAL simple and delicious!  This one is from Giada’s Everyday Pasta cookbook (aka my new favorite thing in life).  Seriously, if you are looking for a great new cookbook filled with simple recipes you have to GOT to get this one.  (I’m pretty sure Mils would agree)  🙂  This spinach is great – the lemon zest and red pepper flakes give it a lot of flavor!

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (10-ounce) bags prewashed spinach
zest of 1 lemon

Heat the oil in a very large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.  Add the broth, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Add one third of the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes.  Continue adding the spinach one large handful at a time, sauteing just until it begins to wilt before adding more.  Transfer the mixture to a bowl, sprinkle with lemon zest and serve.  (I don’t have a picture of this one but it looks a lot like cooked spinach, just to give you a visual 😉


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