Mushroom and Spinach Side Dish

"This side dish makes four servings; it's perfect to keep in your fridge to add to stir-fries or pasta dishes. Use as many different mushrooms as you can find, especially the healthier varieties like shiitake, enoki and oyster mushrooms. The dried porcini or cepes really add a lot of flavor. You'll find them in little packages near the produce stands. This recipe was a Dr Weils Recipe of the day !"
Mushroom and Spinach Side Dish created by Sweetiebarbara
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  • If you're using porcini mushrooms, put them in a dish with enough hot water to barely cover and let them soak for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash and slice the fresh mushrooms and remove any tough stems.
  • In a large pan with a cover, heat the oil and sauté the mushrooms, including the soaked porcini and the soaking liquid.
  • Stir well, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and herb blend, cover and cook for another 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Add the baby spinach leaves to the mushroom mix. Stir to wilt them briefly, and the dish is ready to serve, or to store in the fridge for later use. You may want to add salt and pepper to taste but most people find it's not necessary.

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  1. whtbxrmom
    Made this tonight with a few changes. Used a bag of fresh baby spinach and a large container of white mushrooms, didn't check amounts because I needed to use these things up. Doubled the garlic, as we do in just about every recipe, because we are all garlic lovers in this house. Turned out great. DD gave it a 3 star but it was expected, it is spinach after all. But we didn't need to fight w/her to eat it and that says a lot. Thanks for a wonderful side to our meal.
  2. matty.t.walker
    Love the combo of spinach and mushrooms! I didn't use herb salt, but a couple of tablespoons of fresh cilantro and sliced green onions-yum!
  3. Nikki Kate
    Delicious! My DH loved this side dish! He wants me to make it more often. Which I am more than willing to as long as I have the garlic and mushrooms on hand!! This is very easy to prepare. A wonderful side dish we had we our sunday ham. Thanks for posting this recipe!
  4. Chef-Boy-I-Be Illin
    Wow!! This was delicious. Both my partner and I agreed that the fresh spinach was superior to both canned and frozen spinach. Wonderful, healthy side dish that only made two servings for the two of us (yea, we liked it that much). Served with balsamic vinegar on the side (which also helps with absorption of the iron in the spinach). Also used McCormich Grill Seasoning for the herb salt. Thanks!
  5. Sweetiebarbara
    Mushrooms... spinach! What's not to like! We had this for dinner the other night using spinach from our garden. We will definitely fix this again. Thank you so much for a tasty recipe! I just happened to have dried Porcini on hand, and olive oil and garlic keep use happy and healthy. It was wonderful. Thank you. We will make this again. Made for Spring 2008 PAC.



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