CREAMED SPINACH (for four)
2 pounds baby spinach, washed well under cold running water
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat a large skillet and add spinach by the handful, stirring. Cook in the water left on the leaves until just wilted and bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Run under cold tap water to stop cooking and drain, squeezing out the excess water.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Pour the cream into a food processor and add one-third of the spinach. Process to a smooth puree. Scrape the puree into the saucepan add the remaining spinach and bring to a simmer stirring. Stir in the butter, season with salt and pepper and serve.
adapted from Daniel Boulud, Food and Wine Magazine, April, 2008