Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spinach Pie

This is one of those dishes that really isn't a recipe as much as it is a collection of ingredients. I must have been needing the vitamins out of the spinach. This big, pretty box of baby spinach was just sitting there look all delicious.

I wanted something a little more special that sauteed or creamed spinach-although I love both of those dishes, too. So, this was the very satisfying dish that I created rather effortlessly. A spinach pie with a little freshly grated nutmeg and white wine. Nothing too over the top but wonderfully satisfying.

I used ricotta, Parmesan and a baby Swiss cheese with 3 eggs, a little chopped ham, freshly dried basil, a grating of nutmeg and a small 1/8 cup of white wine along with about 4 cups of baby spinach. The mixture was seasoned with a scant pinch of Tandoori spice, 2 tsp of garlic olive oil and about a half cup of milk.

The Tandoori spices were a nice compliment to the fresh nutmeg and enhanced the nutty sweetness developed with the addition of the baby Swiss cheese.

It baked at about 375 degrees for about 50 minutes.

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