Friday, June 12, 2015

FFwD - Celebration Week #3: The Play-It-Again-Dorie Recipe - Lemon Steamed Spinach



For French Fridays with Dorie this week, our assignment was to choose the recipe from the book that we have made the most often. 

There are quite a few that I have repeated, including the cardamom rice pilaf, the Ispahan cake and the pork with mangoes and lychees.  However, the recipe that I have repeated the most is Dorie's Lemon Steamed Spinach.  This is just such a quick, easy and tasty side, which goes with everything. 

While the recipe isn't much on paper, it is really good - baby spinach is mixed with olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper before steaming for around 3 minutes.  It is so good - I highly recommend that you try it.

To see what the other Doristas regarded as their play it again recipe, check out the LYL section of the FFwD website.

18 comments:

Catherine said...

One of my favorite side dishes any time of year. xo Catherine

Beth said...

Sometimes the recipes that look incredibly simple on paper are the ones that I come back to, again and again. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Berg said...

Wonderful choice---I need to make this one more! SO yummy and easy.

Mardi Michels said...

True, that! I have made this more than once too. But nor more than choux ;)

Pam said...

We love spinach and this sounds delicious! Thanks!

Diane Balch said...

I blanked out on this recipe. yes, I make this often too. Such a wonderful way to add a little zip to spinach.

oneexpatslife.com said...

Many of the "not much on paper" ones were the ones which got the most love from me. Anything which can be turned into weeknight dinner is a winner in my book.

Nana said...

A perfect choice, goes with everything.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Gaye, a fabulous choice indeed - we love that recipe too and I have made it many times as well, particularly when there is fresh seasonal spinach available.
Have a nice weekend,
Andrea

dulceshome.com said...

Great choice - you can't go wrong with a simple spinach dish! I need to revisit this one - such fabulous flavors!

Kayte said...

That looks good, I need to make that one. I probably need to get that book out and make a lot that I wanted to make and didn't as I exited the group fairly early on...the last recipe I made was in September 2012, quite a long time ago. I was scrolling through the ones I made and we did love those...what was I thinking to just give up on it all and just ooh and ahh over yours each week? :-)

Trevor Sis Boom said...

Yes! I completely forgot about this one! I make it now without thinking, perhaps because I now think of it as MINE that it never crossed my mind. Great choice!

Teresa said...

This one is a 'repeater' for me, too. It goes with so many dishes.

Betsy said...

I'm so glad to be reminded of this recipe. I so seldom use recipes for vegetables served on the side, just cooking them plain. Dorie did have some good ones, and the spinach was one.

Kathy said...

Great choice, Gaye! I never think of this one, thanks for reminding me!

Diane Zwang said...

You reminded me that I have made this one more than once. I totally forgot about it. I guess vegetables didn't come to mind. Look forward to keeping in touch on TWD.

Jora said...

I need to make this again. I always just saute spinach with garlic and olive oil, but I really appreciate the reminder about this one. What a nice change of pace.

Karen @ From Scratch said...

I've made this one a few times too - so easy and delicious!