CREAMED SPINACH

CREAMED SPINACH (for four)

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2 pounds baby spinach, washed well under cold running water

½ cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon unsalted butter

salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 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.
  1. 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

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