This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Spinach is susceptible of receiving all imprints: It is the virgin wax of the kitchen."
-Grimod de la Reyniere, 18th century French gourmand
I use sesame oil in this spinach recipe, but if you are serving a main dish that would be overpowered by the sesame flavor, use grapeseed oil.
Pressing the oil from sesame seeds produces sesame oil. Much like other seed oils (olive oil for example), the oil is cold pressed, meaning that no heat is used in the initial extraction process.
Light sesame oil has the fresh taste of sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil has been pressed from sesame seeds that have been toasted and, consequently, have a nuttier flavor. Dark sesame oil is more commonly used in Asian recipes.
Sesame oil is low in saturated fat but has less monounsaturated fats than canola oil. The beauty of this oil is that the flavor is so distinct that a little goes a very long way. Combining a 1:1 mixture of dark sesame oil with canola oil provides fantastic flavor. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of any oil has 5 grams of fat.
1 tsp. sesame oil = 43 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g sat fat, 1.5g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces spinach
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.
This keeps well and makes a good addition to sandwiches, salads and egg dishes.
|1 tsp||dark sesame oil|
|2 tsp||sesame seeds|
|1 lbs||fresh spinach|
|2 Tbsp||dry sherry|
|1/4 tsp||ground nutmeg|
Heat oil over high heat in a large non-stick skillet. Add sesame seeds and cook for about two minutes, stirring continuously so that they do not burn.
Add the spinach and cook quickly over high heat, tossing frequently.
As it begins to wilt, add the sherry, honey and nutmeg.
Cook until the spinach is very hot, stirring frequently.
When the spinach is wilted, but still bright green, it is done. This should take only about 2 minutes.
Serving size = 1/4 lb. spinach
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 67||Calories from Fat 19|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Vitamin A 214%||Vitamin C 53%|
|Calcium 12%||Iron 18%|
|Vitamin K 551 mcg||Potassium 650 mg|
|Magnesium 96 mg|