Monday, January 14, 2013

Basic Spinach

Fresh, local spinach has just appeared at the outdoor markets.  Spinach should be eaten cooked, not raw, because its high oxalic acid content can prevent absorption of calcium in food (and can lead to bone loss, as oxalic acid steals calcium from your bones), and cooking modifies this detrimental effect.  Buy more spinach than you think you need, because it won't last long once you cook it like this.  Use the biggest frying pan you have.  Leftovers make a great sandwich filling, topped with slivers of Parmesan. 

1/2 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, chopped
2 lbs fresh spinach
1-2 tsp sea salt

Heat olive oil almost to smoking.  Toss in garlic and stir, add spinach, one handful at a time, stirring and turning until barely wilted, then adding more in this manner until all the spinach is wilted and bright green. Sprinkle with sea salt, toss again, and serve.

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