Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
A fast dish to make, once the ingredients are in order. Adapted from a Martha Stewart Recipe published in 1996. Not too spicy, a nice side for Tandoori Chicken, but make sure the leaves are good and dry or it will turn out too wet.
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons a neutral vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 -3 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 teaspoons julienned ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 lbs fresh spinach, stems removed
- 2 teaspoons whole brown mustard seeds
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a high straight-sided medium skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and the garlic, and cook until shallots are lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in ginger, cumin, and turmeric, and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add spinach and mustard seeds; season with salt and pepper; cook, tossing until spinach is just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet, and serve immediately.
This goes together quickly and the flavors were subtle, making it a perfect side for a spicier curry dish. Will be making this again. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.