This quick and easy recipe for Sautéed Spinach with Shallots and Bacon is so delicious… a terrific side dish for so many meals. I’ve made this for years… I like to serve it with Schnitzel or even just grilled meats such as chicken or steak.
I wrote the recipe for frozen spinach… but you can easily use fresh spinach… just chop it well. I like to buy a bag of frozen spinach as opposed to a box… I find the bagged variety draws less water when cooked… and this way I can use any amount I need without having to thaw a standard sized box.
I either thaw the spinach at room temperature or put it in a dish and nuke it in the microwave for a few minutes.
You need to drain the spinach of any water it accumulates during thawing.
Any bacon will work… but I found thick sliced smoked bacon to have the most robust flavor… use any type you prefer.
If you don’t have shallots, you can substitute onions.. sweet onions would be the first choice… but any onions will work… shallots are best though… they have a light flavor.
If you don’t want to use any meat in this… you can just sauté the spinach with only onion.. but the bacon does add a wonderful flavor. If you do omit the bacon… sauté the shallots and spinach in 2 tablespoons butter.
This recipe makes approximately 2-3 servings….. and is easily doubled or tripled.
I hope you try!
Recipe: Sautéed Spinach with Shallots and Bacon
All you need:
2 cups frozen spinach, thawed
2 strips thick sliced smoked bacon, chopped
1-2 large shallots, finely diced
All you need to do:
Add the chopped bacon to a skillet over medium heat.
Cook until bacon has rendered fat and is cooked but still a little soft.
Add the shallots and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the spinach and stir well.
Cook until spinach is cooked, stirring periodically.
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