Sauteed Spinach with Parmesan Cheese
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- 2 bunches spinach
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 -4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 small tomatoes, peeled,seeded,and diced
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Thoroughly wash and dry spinach and remove stems.
- (I usually use the packaged, pre-washed spinach so that I don't get too much water in this dish. Otherwise, be sure to dry the leaves very, very well.) Using half the ingredients and working in batches, heat olive oil in a large skillet over moderate heat.
- Saute garlic about one minute.
- Add spinach leaves, increase heat to high, and stir until evenly wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, and tomatoes.
- Cook an additional minute.
- Stir in grated Parmesan, remove from heat, taste, and adjust seasonings.
- Serve immediately.
- If spinach releases too much water, you can drain mixture in a colander before serving.
- Taste and adjust seasonings again after draining.
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I really enjoyed this recipe and my spinach-averse husband even ate a decent portion of it and liked it. I did have to drain the spinach before I served it. The leftover spinach continued to release water while in the fridge and so we threw it out because we don't like watery spinach. This is a very fast-paced dish so make sure you have everything READY to dump in the skillet. I'm not sure if my spinach was a little overcooked or not because I pressed my garlic cloves right into the skillet and I didn't have the cheese out of the fridge or the bag of spinach open. I would suggest this as a great dish to cook and eat the same day.
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