Not much to say about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Lemon-steamed spinach, p 331) except that it’s my new favourite way to enjoy spinach. I steamed baby spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous dusting of lemon zest and made sure that it was not over-cooked.
I served it with another Dorie recipe, Chicken Breasts à la Diable… It looked pretty alongside a mostly-brown dish!
Can we just say, had I been introduced to spinach prepared like this when I was a child, I might have been a fan of these leafy greens much earlier in life… So simple, so good.
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22 thoughts on “French Fridays with Dorie: Lemon-steamed spinach”
Yup, a winner…so easy and yummy!
My first spinach came out of a can – oddly enough, I liked it back then and still like it now (unlike beets – those canned beets of childhood permanently scarred me)
Have a great weekend Mardi! Next up – olive sables!
Love your presentation Mardi, the spinach almost looks uncooked. Have a great weekend!
Paula, it IS uncooked in those two pictures. I felt one pic of the cooked stuff was enough – it’s not super pretty once it’s steamed.
Gorgeous befores (2) and after photos of the leafy stuff. I always thought that attracting a child to the magic of a large pot of spinach reducing down to a little pot of spinach would be a great way to introduce kids to this important vegetable. Didn’t work with my girls but they both eat spinach now. Isn’t “Fresh” always better when served simply?
My first exposure to most veggies was through their frozen varieties. Although I eat fresh spinach now 90% of the time, I always keep a bag of frozen on hand.
Lovely pics, as usual!
Sometimes the simplest things are the best! We enjoyed this, too.
This was a simple and delicious way to prepare spinach. I’ll have to try it on my nieces now!
This is definitely my favorite way to do spinach. I wish I’d found it earlier! Husband loved it, and he’s not a big spinach fan. I love how bright and vibrant your spinach looks!
I do wonder what we would eat if it had been prepared differently in childhood.
My new favorite too! I can’t wait to make it again!
Simple and brililantly delicious!
Like so many of Dorie’s recipes!
A delicious and easy recipe to complete this month. Have a Happy Easter.
This was a delicious spinach recipe. I am glad you enjoyed it. Have a Happy Easter.
We served these together, too. It was a great meal. Your plate looks lovely. Enjoy the long weekend!
Nice combo, Mardi. I did love the chicken diable and also enjoyed the spinach, so I’ll have to try them together next time I make the chicken. Have a great weekend.
I dunno….. green stuff is still green stuff.
I know you have to eat it to please your mother…. but…
Have to say though, it did look nice.
You’d like this one dad!
Nice picture Mardi! We liked it too.
I agree – a simple but good dish. I served it with the chicken diable as well – a good match.