Spinach Catalan

  • 1/2 cup golden or regular raisins
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 large handfuls spinach (about 30 ounces), trimmed, rinsed, well drained
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (Roasted in pan previously)
PREPARATION:
Place raisins in bowl. Cover with hot water and let soak 10 minutes. Drain.

Heat olive oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Discard garlic. Increase heat to high and add spinach. Cover and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Uncover, add raisins and pine nuts and stir until cooking liquid evaporates, about 4 minutes. Season spinach to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Did you know?

When Columbus first arrived in the Americas, there were close to 300 varieties of corn being grown on the continent. Today, only 16 varieties of corn account for over 70% of the corn being grown in the United States. With the advent of genetically engineered corn, we are in danger of losing all genetic diversity, leaving the nations corn crop open to widespread destruction by a single fungus or disease.

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