Friday, March 29, 2013

Lemon-Steamed Spinach



Lemon-Steamed Spinach
This week in French Fridays With Dorie we made spinach.  This was a super easy side dish to make.  Easy and full of flavor.   It had a wonderful lemon flavor that complimented the spinach nicely.   Now to how easy this dish is to make.  To begin you toss baby spinach in some olive oil, grated lemon zest, salt, and freshly ground pepper.  The spinach is then steamed until tender.   I steamed my spinach in a pasta pot that has a steaming basket.  I steamed my spinach for about 5 minutes.  Dorie suggests you start watching at 3 minutes.  Once the spinach is done, you are ready to serve it.    You can smell the lemon as you are removing the spinach from the steamer.    I loved this dish.  I am going to make this dish again for Easter.
You can find this recipe on page 331 in "Around My French Table."

16 comments:

  1. Awesome idea! I will have to give this a try :)

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    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. This is so fast and so easy - one of the best ways to cook spinach, in my opinion. Yours looks terrific!

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  3. This was good, wasn't it? I'm sure we'll make it often, too.

    I can't wait to meet you in Seattle! (Just reminded me of "Meet Me in St. Louis!" LOL!)

    Happy Easter!

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  4. How pretty that looks in that lovely glass dish. This was a easy recipe that will be made again. it was so tasty. Happy Easter.

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  5. Loved that a dish so simple was a hit! Happy Easter, my friend!!!

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  6. Geraldine, is that an old glass bowl that your spinach is in? I inherited a bowl that looks just like that (I think) from my Mom and I use it as often as possible. Food just shows off so well in it. I know this spinach recipe is one of the first dishes I am going to make when I get my kitchen back together. Everyone seemed to like this recipe.........which, for our group. is a miracle. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  7. Simple and delicious!
    Happy Easter!

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  8. This looks so tasty - I love the simple, easy prep!

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  9. Lovely presentation! We really enjoyed this dish, too. Happy Easter!

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  10. This was so easy and packed with flavor. I love these simple ones for a change. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

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  11. We loved this too!
    Love your serving bowl

    Happy Easter!

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  12. I loved it too Geraldine! Happy Easter!

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  13. Your spinach looks great Geraldine. Hope you had a Happy Easter!

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  14. Lovely presentation. I had a hard time getting a good picture of the spinach after it was cooked, which is why I included a pre-picture.

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  15. This was great, wasn't it? I love having easy Dorie assignments sometimes.

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