Monday, December 26, 2011

FRIED SPINACH WITH PINE NUTS

I love pine nuts, and my children love spinach, so we have a winner here. Pine nuts are super expensive right now, even in the bulk aisle. So, if that is too much of a splurge, try sliced almonds or chopped walnuts.

Ingredients:
5 Tbs. olive oil
½ cup pine nuts
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 lbs. fresh spinach leaves
1 Tbs. orange juice
½ tsp. orange zest
Pinch of nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt
Pinch of pepper
 
Directions:
Heat oven to 200 degrees. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in large frying pan. Add pine nuts and fry until lightly browned. Remove. Add ½ of the onion and garlic to the pan and fry until it softens, about 5 minutes. Add half of the spinach and cook over high heat for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm in oven to keep warm. Repeat the process for the rest of the spinach, onion and garlic. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over spinach. Toss to incorporate. Mix in the pine nuts and serve. Mmmmmm….

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