Cooking Spinach | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
Have you ever tried cooking spinach without success? Chances are you may not be cooking this delicious leafy green properly. Come join me in the kitchen and let me show you how to properly cook spinach so that you can have delicious, fresh and healthy cooked spinach at home!
Blanching spinach is the process of adding fresh spinach to boiling salted water, cooking until soft and wilted, approximately 30 seconds, then blanching in an ice water bath to “shock,” and then squeezing the spinach dry with paper towels before enjoying. This method is best used when adding spinach to a sauce or marinade as texturally it’s cold and kind of soggy.
This is my preferred method because the spinach doesn’t get soggy or waterlogged. Simply add a little melted butter or olive oil to a hot skillet, add spinach, a pinch of salt and pepper and cook while occasionally stirring until spinach softens, approximately 3 minute. You can even sauté shallots and garlic in the pan before adding the spinach for a nice addition of flavor.
However you prefer to cook your spinach, I hope that this gives you the necessary skillset to try it again with confidence!
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