Spinach and Peas

February 23, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by SaucyRedhead
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

I found this recipe many years ago in Gourmet magazine. Since then, I have changed some things and made it my own. It is unbelievably simple and people ask for it again and again, so it shows up at our holiday table as well as weeknight dinner. My kids will even eat it sometimes :) —SaucyRedhead

What You'll Need
  • 2-3 tablespoons Butter or Olive Oil (or combination)
  • 5 Medium Shallots, Thinly Julienned
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic, Thinly Julienned
  • 16 ounces Frozen Peas
  • 8-10 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 1/4-1/3 cups Vegetable Stock or Water
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (optional)
  1. Slowly caramelize Shallots and Garlic in Butter/Olive Oil.
  2. Add frozen peas and toss to coat. Lightly season.
  3. Add spinach, and toss to cover with peas. Lightly season.
  4. Add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of stock, cover and simmer until spinach is wilted and peas are softened, but still vibrant.
  5. Check seasoning and finish with a knob of butter, if so desired (and why wouldn't you?).

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1 Review

Lynn D. February 25, 2016
My mother made a similar dish with frozen lima beans (an unfairly maligned vegetable in my opinion) and spinach. So good.