Spinach, Like You Have Never Had

"My good friend Bev cooked this one day at a friends place. She had never been a spinach fan. Whole new way to look at the old "silver beet" which is a brother to the more insipid English spinach. Can be a breakfast dish with a few eggs, luncheon with a sprinkle of cheese, or side dish. Anything a little different is nice for a change :)"
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  • Shred the green leaves from the white stem, and wash both thoroughly, drain.
  • In a frypan with a little olive oil, fry some chopped onion, garlic and bacon (capsicum optional). When limp add a dash of pepper and curry powder.
  • Chop the stems and add them to the mix, cook a few minutes, stirring.
  • Add the shredded leaves and stir, cover and steam 2 mins, or until done the way you like it.
  • (There should be enough water on the leaves to steam effectively, but you can add some if you have too.).

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  1. JustJanS
    Divine (or is that DEVINE?) mumma made this for us for brunch this morning topped with her own home grown poached eggs. What a fantastic way to start the day.
  2. JackieOhNo!
    You're right, this is spinach like I've never had, but I will definitely have it this way again! I made this exactly as posted, using chopped red bell pepper. I have never really used the stems before, but they were actually tasty too. The curry powder is what really makes this dish, I think! The aroma was divine and the taste was delicious! Thanks for sharing! Made for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #65.
  3. LifeIsGood
    This is a great way to make and eat spinach. I loved the flavors of bacon, onion and garlic. It worked so well with the spinach. I used baby spinach and did not chop it up. I probably steamed my spinach a little too long, but it was still delicious. Thank you for posting a new way to fix spinach!
  4. Elmotoo
    This is absolutely delicious!! And so easy! I also used baby spinach. I'm looking forward to making this again. Thank you! Made for Aussie swap 5/11.
  5. Gerry
    Love spinach so no surprise that I loved this dish. It comes together and makes for a great side dish - as for me this could make for a meal in itself! A must try for spinach lovers.Thank you for sharing. Made for mummamills Cookathon.



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