Forking: Simple Sautéed Spinach

In this week's Forking column, Colin Redding extols the benefits of being romantically involved with a "healthy, freaky chick." The relationship eventually fizzled out, but the sautéed spinach recipe he picked up before he was sent packing continues to sizzle in Redding's kitchen.

Simple Sautéed Spinach

  • One bag baby spinach
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame seed Oil *Optional
  • Garlic *Optional
  • Red pepper flakes *Optional

In a large sauté pan add a few tablespoons of oil and a few drops of Sesame seed oil and heat to a high heat. When Oil is hot add bag of spinach or fill sauté pan and turn the heat to Medium. Stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes and spinach will start to turn light green and start to wilt. At this point you can add garlic and stir for another 30 seconds then turn off the heat and cover until spinach is all wilted * Be careful not to burn the spinach.

If you want you can add crushed red pepper flakes.

Sometimes I like it just plain ole spinach and oil and depending on the dish you can spice it up! You can even squeeze some fresh lemon and stir with some black pepper before serving for a nice zesty taste.

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Jonathan McNamara