Saturday, July 12, 2008

Stir-Fried Nutty Spinach

A quick, simple stir-fry of fresh spinach and pine nuts, prepared in an oriental style with a crunchy character. Recipe serves 4 as a side dish.


1 bunch English spinach
2 ounces (50 g) pine nuts
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Black pepper


1. Remove stalks from spinach leaves and discard. Wash leaves in three changes of water, drain and dry on paper towel.
2. In a large non-stick frying pan, or a wok, over high heat, toast pine nuts in sesame oil until browned.
3. Add spinach and stir for one minute.
4. Stir in nutmeg and a sprinkling of pepper and continue cooking for 30 seconds or so, until spinach has softened. Serve straight from pan.

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