Recipe 91: Today i will give you the chance to bring some new life in your dinner vegetable portion…the classic one and sometime only a day! Here is a super simple recipe my mum use to cook for me when i was little. It was the only way to let me eat vegetable and especially spinach!… I have always prefered Olivia to Popeye (Braccio di ferro in italian)!
Ingredients: just some frozen or fresh spinach, milk, butter, raisins and pine nuts if you like them.
I was just speaking about frozen spinach because to boil them and have a good quantity after, you need to use kilos of spinach. Instead if you find the frozen ones, you can just put them in teh water and the dish will be good anyway.
Another little problem is that in England no one sell frozen spinach and i have never understood why! Why you can have frozen peas, broccoli, potatoes, carrots but not spinach?
However i will tell you a secret: try to look for them in some 24hours managed by indian…they seems to be the only clever people to use frozen spinach to cook and they saved my recipes!
By the way just put some of them in some boiling and salty water and let them cook. In another pan put some butter and when the spinach are ready, drain them and put them in it.
Mix everything and add some more butter if you think you need. Then add some milk and some other salt and pepper if necessary. Leave them absorb the milk and the butter and serve in a plate with some Parmesan, raisins and pine nuts if you like them.
PS. Ciao Mamy e chi se li scorda i tuoi spinaci con il latte? semplici e buonissimi per cambiare un po’ la routine serale. Noi li abbiamo cucinati senza uva passa e pinoli perche’ a me piacciono piu’ al naturale, ma penso che il connubio non sia male. Non sai che delirio per trovare gli spinaci surgelati…, ma alla fine ce l’ho fatta!