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Roman Style Spinach

Source: The Italian Gourmet
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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  15 Minutes
  Serves 4
A light, elegant vegetable dish from Roman cuisine, this is one of the most classic accompaniments to meat dishes and is found everywhere, sometimes with minor variations.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
2 lb spinach
salt
3 tablespoons golden raisins
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and bruised
1/2 cup pine nuts
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DIRECTIONS
Clean the spinach thoroughly, washing it several times in running water to remove all the gritty soil. Put the spinach into a saucepan with the water that clings to the leaves. Add a pinch of salt and cook slowly until the spinach is wilted and quite soft. Drain, squeeze dry and set aside on a plate.


Meanwhile, soak the golden raisins in lukewarm water for 10 minutes or so. Drain and squeeze dry.


In a wide, shallow pan, melt the butter with the olive oil. When heated add the garlic and fry gently until colored. Remove the garlic and add the spinach, pine nuts and golden raisins. Cook for 5 or 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Taste for salt. Serve.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 350
Fat. Total: 30g
Fiber: 7g
Carbohydrates, Total: 16g
Sodium: 182mg
% Cal. from Fat: 77%
Cholesterol: 23mg
Protein: 10g
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