Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spinach and Shitake Mushrooms

While running in to the grocery store to pick up some peanut butter, I spied a fabulous bargain while heading to the cash register yesterday.  Big bags of flat leaf spinach  for 25 cents a bag! Needless to say, I bought four of them and we ate two of them with dinner. The children love spinach in their salads and in their wrap sandwiches (with chopped turkey and ranch dressing), but they also love it cooked. I always have some kind of mushrooms on hand (as you will discover) so this was a quick and tasty addition to our meal.

Bebe's easy Spinach and Shitake Mushroom Recipe
 (More like a technique)
1.Wash spinach and dry using a salad spinner
 (Or do as my friend Michael used to do, Pop it into a  cloth kitchen towel, take it outside and whip it around in the air until the water is gone)
2. Simply saute slices onions and mushrooms in olive oil in  a large skillet or wok  until cooked
3. Add spinach and toss until leaves are wilted season with salt and pepper. It will just take a min so don't over cook it,  Enjoy!


  1. Nom, looks great! I laughed at the description of putting the spinach leaves in the cloth towel to dry.... imagining myself spinning and whipping it around, almost positive I'd lose a corner of the cloth and have leaves flying all over, splatting myself, people, dogs, and whatever can't move fast enough. Other than a rudimentary shake at the sink, I don't dry mine, but let the water stay and I cover the pot to lightly "steam" it and then I don't need as much olive oil or butter.

  2. It can be very amusing. I made a bag out of two tea towels sewn together that the children used to use to "spin" the salad greens.When they were younger they used to love doing it in the summer. It kept them busy for a few minutes and it got the job done.
    And good thinking, about the steaming. I only use oil to saute the mushrooms and onions. The spinach never really drys for me anyway cause I am always in a hurry to get it on the table. :-)


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