Friday, March 6, 2009

Ham and Spinach Stuffing

This stuffing is superb with veal. Makes enough to stuff a shoulder of veal for roasting or a breast of veal for braising.


1/2 bunch spinach
Freshly ground pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 cup finely chopped ham
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 ounce (30 g) butter
1 cup soft breadcrumbs


1. Cut the spinach leaves away from the stalks and wash well. Place in a heavy saucepan with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until softened, shaking occasionally to prevent sticking.
2. Drain well and, when cool enough to handle, squeeze out as much water as possible with your hands. Chop the spinach finely and place in a bowl with the ham. Season with salt and pepper.
3. While the spinach is cooking and cooling, cook the onion gently in the butter until soft and golden. Add to the spinach and ham, then add a pinch of nutmeg and the breadcrumbs and mix the ingredients lightly together with a fork. Correct the seasoning.

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