Thursday, June 12, 2008

Spinach Pasta.

We got a lot of spinach donated to us recently, and I found some great recipes to work with and change into a new creation. Here's one that the folks in my home loved, it serves about 25 people. You will need:

2 heads of garlic
2 tbsp of flake chile
5 bay leaves
1.5 tbsp of basil
Couple pinches of rosemary
1.5 tbsp of oregano
1 tbsp of molokia
1.5 of ground senna leaves(don't cry if you don't have these 2, it's nice to have though).
3 big onions
3 cups of mushrooms
500 grams of spinach
11 cups of water
3 tbsp of sugar
3 tbsp of consome
3tbsp of salt
and a couple shakes of thyme and sage
and pepper to taste

And here's how it goes: chop the garlic up finely and put it in enough oil to cook it all and put in the chile, leaves and herbs and cook an low heat until the garlic is done, about ten min. While thats going get a pot and put in a few cups of water and bring it to a boil and when it its boiling throw in the spinach and boil it till it's soft, about ten min. Once the garlic done throw in the onions, mushrooms ( I would have used one can of olives and ground 1.5 kg beef if I had it, go ahead and add it if you desire), and fry till the onions are transparent, about five to ten min. Blend up the spinach and add it to the rest. Then put in the spices other ingredients and the water and let the whole thing boil on medium for another 25 to 30 min, don't forget to stir it. And thats all. Bon appetit.
And yes, I really like green sauce, the color green in general is really nice.


Nina said...

You wld hv been a great fan of an old specialty kiddie snack that my family likes to call "Robber Soup". --That is, if green food coloring isn't made from crushing a green beetle and getting the juice out of it.

Junior said...

Haha, I can tell you've been reading my posts.