Spinach with raisins and pine nuts

May 7, 2018

Serves 4

  • 800g – 1kg os spinach, washed and though stems removed
  • a handful raisins (soaked in boiling water for 2 minutes and drained)
  • a handful to toasted pine nuts
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • butter 30-40 grams (depending on how much of spinach you are using)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

*freshly squeezed lemon juice to drizzle on top of the finished dish

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy based pan and gently fry the garlic (crashed with the back of the knife against the chopping board) until it gains a pale brown colour.

Now add the spinach and stir. It will wilt down very quickly and reduce in size.

That should just take a couple of minutes.

Now remove the spinach and drain of the excess water.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the raisins, pine nuts and the spinach. Stir for a couple of minutes until warm (but not over cooked) and add the seasoning to your taste.

Drizzle lemon juice on top and serve while still warm.