Spinach in Oil And Garlic and Broccoli and Cauliflower in Oil and Garlic
Updated: Feb 7, 2021
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Spinach has been a favorite of mine since I was a little child. Yeah, I know, crazy right. Most kids hate it. Not me.
I've been ordering food online due to Covid and picking it up, so I'm not doing my own shopping and picking out my own products. Not to mention, the store is having issues with getting shipments and keeping the store stocked. I had to take what I could get. I'm not sure if it's a location thing (Long Island) or a nationwide issue.
In an Italian/American household, most vegetables are made with oil and garlic. It's the only way I ever had them growing up. The first time I had vegetables at a friend's house, I was shocked. They just boiled them and added butter. To me, that was way too bland.
Wash your spinach in a colander and prepare your garlic by slicing into thin pieces. Set aside. (see above video)
Coat the bottom of a pot with olive oil and heat on medium. Add in garlic and stir, allowing to cook but not brown. (see video)
Once the garlic is tender, add your spinach to the pot. It will look like a lot but it cooks down. Stir the spinach to allow all the leaves to coat with olive oil. Add a little water and salt then cover, leaving the cover just enough to let out some steam.
Stir the spinach often and allow to cook until soft and tender. Store spinach in a glass bowl with a cover. It can be eaten as a side dish as is or mixed with other ingredients such as rice, beans, or used in any number of recipes.
I love mixing fresh broccoli and cauliflower. A delicious, healthy combination.
Chop and wash your vegetables. Set aside. Slice your garlic and set aside. (see video)
I steamed mine in the steamer. First the broccoli, then the cauliflower, unless you are making a smaller amount and can cook together. If you don't have a steamer, you can boil them or make them in the microwave. (see video)
As your vegetables are cooking, pour some olive oil into a sauce pan and heat on medium. Add your garlic and cook to get the rawness out of it. Stir often. Don't brown.
When the vegetables are done, combine the broccoli and cauliflower into one pot. I like my vegetables semi firm. Pour the oil and garlic over the vegetables, add salt and stir well. Allow everything to get hot and cook together a few minutes.
Store the vegetables in a covered glass bowl. You can eat them as a side dish as is or combine in other dishes.
A few days later, I had some as a side with air fried potatoes. They were delicious.