Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sauteed Spinach with Whole Garlic and Raisins

I'm excited to be staying in tonight. You see, for the past two weeks we had been eating out every night. As much I enjoy the Minneapolis restaurant scene and eating out in general- especially now that it's almost summer and outdoor dining is the rave- the comfort of my apartment and my little kitchen is more appealing right now. On the menu tonight: sauteed spinach with whole garlic and raisins. Not very alluring, I know, but very simple and delicious. Just what I want after a slew of large and involved meals. 

Sauteed Spinach with Whole Garlic and Raisins
Serves two to three

5 cups fresh spinach, washed and drained 
6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup dark raisins
salt to taste
grated parmesan 

1. In a skillet set over medium high heat, add two tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the garlic and cook for three to four minutes, until they turn lightly brown.
2.  Add the raisins, cook for another minute or so until they plump up. Now,  add the spinach. Cook until they wilt, season with enough salt to taste, and serve with grated parmesan on top. 


Tangled Noodle said...

Eating out is great but I can fully understand your need to take it down a bit and re-balance! This looks like a great dish to refresh the appetite.

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Eating at our home is nice to discover new dimensions not found at restaurants, the home-made taste different :)
The dish is really appealing!

gail said...

Great combinations of ingredients! Thanks!

Natasha said...

Tangled Nooodle: Yes, it really did refresh my appetite for home cooked meals.

Gera: Home provides a different dimension to dining. It definitely makes it special.

Gail: Thanks! I tried to keep it simple, and the combination worked well together.

Sophie said...

MMMMM....simple yet so flavorfull with excellent ingredients!!! Yummie all the way!

Marina7 said...

reminds me of the pizza from whole foods with whole garlic as a topping.

Natasha said...

Sophie, yes cooking with few and simple ingredients makes cooking interesting.

Marina, I know exactly the pizza you are talking about. We still get it once a month or so. Roasted whole garlic is an entirely different food than fresh garlic.

doggybloggy said...

this looks really tasty - I could be biased since I love spinach!