For the longest time (okay, I say that a lot …) I thought I was allergic to spinach. It’s been on my list of the “I want to retest this sometime to make sure” list, ever since I realized I couldn’t eat potatoes anymore. You see, I used to eat potatoes A LOT. And with almost EVERYthing, so there are numerous combinations with other foods that I probably think I’m allergic too because my body was reacting to the potatoes instead. I have a feeling I ate a spinach salad one night before eating something with roasted potatoes and who knows, probably with carrots before I realized I was allergic to those too.
So I decided to sauteed some baby spinach in a little bit of a mix of butter and olive oil in a large pan. I think I used 7/8 of this container (the other 1/8 went to my husband for a salad with his dinner that night) and it all wilted down to what you see on the plate above. No kidding! That’s a lot of spinach! I seasoned it with some garlic, salt, and pepper and it was quite delicious. I forgot what spinach tasted like, it’s been that long.
What else is on my plate you ask? Well let me tell you about something I discovered at Dave’s Fresh Pasta in Davis Square last week: foie gras butter. Yes! Foie gras butter! Doesn’t that just sound sinful? It’s in a little plastic condiment sized container and costs $5.95. The label on it says to melt on pasta, so that’s just what I did. I used half of the container for 1/2 a pound of pasta and wow, it is delicious! The ingredients are grade A duck liver, butter, shallot, fresh thyme, white wine, and salt. Alongside the pasta is a boneless, skinless chicken thigh that I cooked in browned butter and garlic (super easy). Yum-o.