Recipe by COOKGIRl
A spinach side dish from the Catalan region in Spain. Strong Moorish influences! Whatever you do, DO NOT overcook the spinach! From Jose Andres Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Love Jose's recipes!
Top Review by loof
Great spinach recipe! I usually prepare spinach with more savory ingredients so this was different for us but we really enjoyed it. Quick to make too which is always a plus. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!
- 2 tablespoons spanish extra virgin olive oil
- 1 gravenstein apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch cubes (read *NOTE)
- 1⁄4 cup pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup seedless dark raisin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 10 ounces fresh Baby Spinach, washed and patted dry (I use a salad spinner)
Directions See How It's Made
- *NOTE: Original recipe specified a golden delicious apple. However any apple variety that holds its shape well for baking will work in this recipe: Rome beauty, braeburn, gala, for example.
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium-high flame.
- When the oil is very hot, add the apple cubes and cook until they are lightly browned; about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the pine nuts and cook until they are lightly browned; about 20-30 seconds. Watch pan carefully as the pine nuts can burn quite easily! *Constantly stir the nuts to avoid burning.*.
- Add the raisins and the 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir together. Add the spinach and sauté very fast until it just starts to wilt; about another 20-30 seconds.
- Now remove the pan from the heat; the spinach will continue to wilt off the heat.
- Add salt to taste, and serve immediately.