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Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg recipe

Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg recipe

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  • Dish type
  • Side dish
  • Vegetable side dishes

Freshly steamed spinach is blended with a rich, creamy sauce that's lightly spiced with nutmeg. Great side dish for roast beef or chicken.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1/2 (227ml) pot double cream
  • 30g (1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (500g) bag fresh spinach

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40min

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix double cream, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stirring constantly, bring to the boil, then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer.
  2. Place spinach in a vegetable steamer, and steam until leaves are wilted. Drain in a colander, pressing out excess water with a large spoon.
  3. Coarsely chop spinach, and gradually stir into the double cream mixture. Briefly return to boiling, then remove from heat.

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Reviews in English (62)

by ABoston

Four stars as written, Five stars with a few changes, as others also suggested. 1. Saute a small onion in butter until very soft. 2. Saute a couple of cloves of garlic after the onion. Add the onion and garlic to the cream sauce. 3. Add 1/4 cup cream and 1 tsp flour to the recommended cream, and wisk this together. This will make the cream sauce thicker. 4. Reduce the nutmeg just a bit- you can always add more.-09 May 2007

by COLLINSSR

The nutmeg is the thing!! This is an excellent recipe. It is comparable to the spinach you get at Bostom Market and BuckheadsVery quick and easy to make!!-20 Nov 2001

by NANCYNEON84

I gave this recipe 4 Stars because I wouldn't use it "as is" without some additions. However, it is a good basic recipe & reminds me of my Granny's creamed spinach. I add(ed) finely chopped onions, Parmesan cheese, salted butter & garlic salt. I also used bagged (vs. boxed), frozen spinach heated up in the microwave. (It's the "driest" way I know to cook spinach.) I served this (my) rendition at Christmas and it was good enough that the kids ate it w/out complaint. :-)I'll have to try it with bacon, as some Reviewers suggested. That would be a nice variation, I think. Oh, yeah: I do like the nutmeg in there.-30 Dec 2005