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Frozen spinach?

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:19 am

Any ideas on how to make it taste good?
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby baldy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:25 am

defrost it?
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:29 am

Ideally by cooking it :P
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby rattus » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:09 am

Chuck it in the bin?
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:48 am

You guys are not in a helpful mood today are you? :lol:
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby sosso » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:01 pm

Remove from package, microwave for 3 minutes, stir, then microwave for another 1.5 minutes and drain. Spend the next hour trying to eat it because it's so bland.
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Catt Queen » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:17 pm

That's pretty much what I'm doing now... :lol:

I had a really tasty spinach dish from an Indian once so know it can be done... but spices and stuff are not my strong point.
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby xrodolfox » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:35 pm

Frozen spinach can be awesome.

We use it to make stuffed pasta shells.

1) You'll need to have slightly cooked shells or manicotti.

2) Get some nice fresh extra firm tofu, crushed garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, and a touch of veganaise (if desired). Mix all of this together into a ricotta like-mixture.

3) mix in defrosted frozen spinach.

4) get a plastic zip-lock bag and cut the corner off and then stuff that funnel with the vegan ricotta.

5) Squeeze that mixture into the slightly done pasta.

6) layer a pan with some nice pasta sauce and then put the shells or manicotti on top. Then layers the next layer with more pasta sauce.

7) Cook in an oven ???

8) Profit.

I do this whole thing by eye, so I have no idea of how much of each, but it tastes awesome.
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby beforewisdom » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Catt Queen wrote:Any ideas on how to make it taste good?


When you are a few moments away from finishing cooking a pot of pasta, drop the spinach in. Use a good sauce on the pasta. Switch to frozen kale next time. Spinach has a lot of calcium, but due to the high levels of oxalic acid in spinach, you will not get any but an insignificant amount. The calcium in kale is extremely absorbable and kale cooks about as fast.

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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby vCLaW » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:42 pm

I like this recipe for chickpea and spinach curry: http://www.parsleysoup.co.uk/getrecipe. ... nach_curry
It is pretty easy and quick, I make it fairly often. I usually use fresh spinach, but it should work fine with frozen instead.
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Konstantin » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:27 pm

Stir fry with tandoori spices, sea salt, chick peas and tomatoes.

Don't buy it from Sainsbury's, theirs is crap. Tesco do a good one in lumps.
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby blinki » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Make it into saag aloo. Mustard seeds, ginger, garlic, chilli and cumin are my general spices for it but I don't measure. But I'm sure google can give you plenty recipes for it if you need precise amounts
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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Promesas » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:25 am

Konstantin wrote:Stir fry with tandoori spices, sea salt, chick peas and tomatoes.

Don't buy it from Sainsbury's, theirs is crap. Tesco do a good one in lumps.



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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby Konstantin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:11 am

Promesas wrote:This


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Re: Frozen spinach?

Postby rattus » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:03 pm

Ok. You want a sensible answer eh?

Cut up and microwave a couple of potatoes and let cool

Make a dhal (1 cup of orange lentils, 2 cups of water, simmer for 10 minutes until soft).

Set on one side.

Take a big pan.

Put sunflower oil in it.

Heat it up.

Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and stir around for a minute.

Add a couple of chopped onions turn the heat down and cook the onions without getting colour on them.

Chop up some ginger, garlic, and fresh chillies.

Chuck em in the pan and cook with the onions for a bit.

Throw in the potatoes and stir.

Add a few spoons of Garam masala

Add a few generous spoons of Turmeric

stir around and add a cup of water and some tomato puree.

Put the lid on and simmer for 15 minutes.

Take the lid off

Add frozen spinach

tip cooked lentils in.

add salt

Chop up some fresh Coriander

Check it in and pour it on to some plates

Eat it with Chappatti or pitta.
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