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  • Serves 4
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients
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Portuguese Spinach is a wonderfully healthy baby food that the whole family will love. Serve with potato mash, as a side to any meat or fish dish.
The secret ingredients in this Portuguese Spinach are nutmeg and slowly cooked garlic.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach, or 1 box of frozen
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in large pan on low heat. Add garlic and nutmeg and stir until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile steam or blanch spinach.
  3. Mix milk and flour in a mug, then add to pan with garlic. Increase heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir and once thickened add drained spinach.
  4. Allow to cool slightly then blend/whizz to a smooth texture. (Add more milk if required.)

Notes

This is my version of a traditional Portuguese dish. I add leftovers to curries or pasta sauce for extra flavour and nutrients.

  • Love the colour. But would probably scare my kids away.

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  • I love the colouring this, really caught my attention and looks amazing

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  • This sounds tasty! So vibrant also!

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  • Lovely colour! Sounds interesting too – I think I’ll give this a go. Thank you :)

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  • This Esparregado – Portuguese Spinach looks so bright.

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  • What a beautiful colour this dish is. Looks and sounds delicious.

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  • I’m keen to give this a try. It’s not like anything I’ve tasted before

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  • Looking forward to making this. I make a Afghan spinach subsi, but it’s usually cooked until it’s basically not looking green.
    Yours looks bright and fresh.

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  • What an interesting recipe!
    I have to say I’ve never had this before or even seen it but it sounds yummy as I love spinach!

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  • Such a healthy and delicious meal!

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  • Yum yum yum. I love the sound of this.

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  • Very different

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  • Wow the colour is amazing

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  • Love the photo. Vibrant green is an interesting recipe.

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  • The colour looks amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  • Don’t use nutmeg as much should make this looks very vibrant

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  • Omg i love it. Its vert common recipe in Poland…

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  • The namevmakes it sound so exotic. But look at the ingredients list and method, and it’s so simple. Exactly what I like to see in a recipe

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  • Oh wow looks amazing!

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  • A very unique and different recipe rich from iron

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