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Old 01-15-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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fresh spinach

I went to costco and got the big bag of fresh spinach and now I dont know what to do with it. It seemed like a good idea at the time and now i dont want it to go bad. can I put them in a baggie and freeze them? or should i steam it first then steam them? or what. What are good recipes? I am really confused.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
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Saute it with some olive oil and garlic. Mmmm.
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I tried to copy a recipe that I had at PF Changs.

Olive oil and just a splash of soy sauce in a deep skillet or stir fry pan, let it get hot.
Crush 2 cloves of garlic into the oil/soy sauce mixture, and quickly add the spinach and stir fry til it's wilted.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over and stir well. Serve.

We love it this way. Also, swiss chard is yummy cooked this way.
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chop fine, mix with cream cheese & garlic & use for dip, lc tortilla spread, etc

wilt in a skillet with bacon fat & crumbled bacon

toss into salads

put into quiche, omelets, frattata's, etc
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You may be surprised how much it shrinks down when cooked--to me I always think I have way too much but then once it's cooked it hardly seems like any!

I tend to sautee mine in olive oil/butter and season with salt, pepper and garlic. When it is about 1/2 done I often throw in a bit of cream cheese, which melts down into a sauce. Mmmmmm....so delish! Probably having some tonight actually!

Don't know about freezing spinach. I think it would only work if you cooked it first though...don't think you can freeze raw spinach.

Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:55 AM   #6
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thanks for all the suggestions. But I still need to know how to preserve the rest. should i freeze it. Also can i make a spinach artichoke dip with it? anyone knows how to make it
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you probably won't have any left - spinach reduces dramatically when cooked!

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thanks for all the suggestions. But I still need to know how to preserve the rest. should i freeze it. Also can i make a spinach artichoke dip with it? anyone knows how to make it
Spinach is mostly water and really shrinks in volume when you cook it. When I saute spinach, I put butter and garlic in a 12" saute pan and then pile on as much raw spinach as will stay in the heap. Three minutes later I have two modest servings of cooked spinach.

There is commercially frozen spinach, but I wouldn't try it at home.

Spinach is also very good in salads. Just google for lots of spinach recipes.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:32 AM   #9
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creamed spinach

boil spinach down until limp
put in food processor and whirl
put back in sauce pan and add cream and fresh chopped garlic, touch of sea salt
cook on low stirring until sauce thickens.
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Fry up some bacon peices. Saute the spinach in with the bacon grease and bacon. I agree with the others. It shrinks allot.
I also add a cup or so in to my egg cream.
It also seems to last quite a while in the fridge. Especially if stored properly.
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thanks for all the suggestions. But I still need to know how to preserve the rest. should i freeze it. Also can i make a spinach artichoke dip with it? anyone knows how to make it
Walmart sells a great thingy in the plastic wrap aisle called a Handi-Vac. It sucks all the air out of plastic bags, so veggies and almost anything else will last a looooooong time. If you can, I would get one of those.

If you seal it in that, it should be good for at least 10 days or so. I wouldn't freeze it unless it's cooked, and you were going to use it in soup or something.

I think somebody here recommended the Handi-Vac. I LOVE mine! I use it for everything, and no longer have slimy broccoli!!
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I seriously doubt you'll have more than a couple extra servings, once you cook it. I never saw anything shrink down to nothing like fresh spinach does when cooked!
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I just make a BIG bowl of it and add my homemade olive oil dressing to it. I Just LOVE this stuff..
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spinach bacon mushroom omlet

I have made this many times and really love it:

Fry two or three cut up pieces of bacon with about 1/8 cup yellow onion and garlic to taste. Add spinach and mushrooms saute' until spinach is wilted. Add three beaten eggs with 1/2 cup favorite cheese and small can of mushrooms. Add whipping cream if needed for volume. Fry like an omlet until done.
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I tried to copy a recipe that I had at PF Changs.

Olive oil and just a splash of soy sauce in a deep skillet or stir fry pan, let it get hot.
Crush 2 cloves of garlic into the oil/soy sauce mixture, and quickly add the spinach and stir fry til it's wilted.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over and stir well. Serve.

We love it this way. Also, swiss chard is yummy cooked this way.
I just tried this and it was sooooo good! I think my splash of soy was a little to much and I forgot to squeeze the lemon on it, but just sauteeing it in the olive oil/soy sauce and I used garlic powder, OMG I loved it.
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Glad you liked it. I sure do!
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