2000s Recipes + Menus

Garlic Creamed Spinach

  • Active Time:10 min
  • Start to Finish:10 min
February 2003
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 oz baby spinach (6 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove, lightly smashed and peeled
  • Scant 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Bring water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, then add spinach in handfuls and cook, tossing, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a sieve set over a bowl and press on spinach with back of a wooden spoon to remove excess liquid, then discard liquid.
  • Add cream, garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to saucepan and boil until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 2 minutes. Discard garlic and add spinach to cream mixture, tossing until coated and heated through.
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