Spinach With Pine Nuts

Cuisine: American

Category: vegetable

Servings: 4


2 lbs. fresh spinach
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt, to taste
cayenne, to taste
4 tbsp. golden seedless raisins
4 tbsp. pine nuts
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese


Wash and drain spinach. Cut into coarse shreds. Plunge into boiling water and immediately drain. Heat 2 tbsp. butter and olive oil in frying pan. Add garlic and cayenne. Cook over moderate heat 2--3 minutes, then add raisins and pine nuts. Cook 2 minutes more and add spinach, stirring until well blended. Place in hot, flat ovenproof serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Melt remaining butter and pour over. Brown quickly under broiler. NOTE: Taste for salt before placing in baking dish, but remember that Parmesan cheese is a bit salty.

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