Skip the Steakhouse

In Events, food on May 14, 2009 at 8:38 am
Steak's Sidekick

Steak's Sidekick

Popeye ate spinach straight from the can, but we prefer ours creamed—after all, who doesn’t need the extra calcium?

Rich and smooth with a hint of nutmeg—our steakhouse menu was not complete without this side.

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees—dice half of a yellow onion and sauté in butter until soft. Add a couple tablespoons of flour and stir to coat the onion.

Next, comes the good stuff—gradually whisk in a cup of milk with one-half cup heavy cream. The secret ingredient to this version is Boursin cheese (a herb-and-garlic cheese spread)—which you’ll stir in a little bit at a time, until completely melted and mixed in. Remove the pot from the heat and add chopped spinach (fresh or frozen), freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a touch of lemon zest and a dash of nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

The mixture goes into a buttered baking dish and is sprinkled with seasoned, buttered bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the topping is golden and the sauce is bubbling.

Save some money and skip a night at the steakhouse—this creamed spinach is a surefire accompaniment to any cut of meat.

Until next time,



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