Healthy Recipe with Spinach and Mushrooms
Everyone knows about the benefits of spinach, but the best part is, they are quite tasty too. In this recipe, we will be steaming a big bunch of them with some tasty mushrooms. It is the perfect recipe when you are really not up to cooking. Using baby spinach leaves make this recipe even simpler to cook up.
The freshness of spinach is a must, so make sure you have the choicest leaves in your hand. However, it is a good idea to give the spinach leaves a wash, and then drain them thoroughly. A salad spinner comes in handy. This recipe easily feeds two to four people, depending on how hungry they are. It is also an excellent side dish.
200 gm. baby spinach leaves, thoroughly cleaned
100 gm. button mushrooms, quartered
2 cloves of garlic, minced fine
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat, and coat the sides with it. Add the garlic into the pan, and let it cook for about 20 seconds. Put the mushrooms in, and start stirring vigorously, for about 3-4 minutes. Do not add salt, as it will make the mushrooms release their water.
Now, while the mushrooms are steaming, add the spinach, and stir vigorously, tossing till the spinach starts to wilt, about 2-3 minutes. As soon as the spinach wilts, drop the temperature to a simmer, add cayenne pepper, soy sauce and salt. Shake the pan, and stir through till everything is mixed. Serve immediately.
The best thing about this recipe is that the spinach is not cooked down too much. With a huge supply of Vitamin K, spinach is considered to be super food, and this recipe makes sure the freshness of spinach is kept intact, while a lot of mushroom ups the flavor quotient considerably.