Wilted Spinach with Orange & Ginger

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted from Fine Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, pile the spinach and turn the heat to high.
  2. Using tongs, gently and continuously toss the spinach over the heat until it's all wilted (they'll turn a darker green), 2 to 3 min.
  3. Don't overcook; they should collapse but still have some body.
  4. Transfer them to a colander and let any excess liquid drip away.
  5. Wipe the skillet clean if necessary.
  6. In the same skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium-low heat.
  7. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and ginger and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 2 min.
  8. Add the orange juice, turn the heat to high, and reduce the liquid to a glazy consistency, no more than 1 min.
  9. ;you'll have 1-1/2 to 2 Tbs.
  10. left in the pan.
  11. Turn the heat down to low, immediately add the drained spinach and the salt, and toss thoroughly to coat.
  12. Remove the pan from the heat.
  13. Serve hot from the pan or slightly cooled.


Most Helpful

This was excellent! And easy! I might crush the ginger & garlic into a paste next time, as my mincing skills were not up to par for this. Great way to liven up spinach (even my DH ate it).

Chandra M April 14, 2008

i cheated- cooked my fresh spinach in the microwave for 1 1/4 minutes. made the sauce in a small saute pan, poured it over my spinach- fantastic! and this took less than 15 minutes start to finish, my kind of weeknight meal! great side dish with grilled chicken

chia June 18, 2003

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