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Steamed Spinach

The best way to rid spinach of grit is to immerse it in a sinkful of cold water, let sand settle on the bottom, and lift out spinach. Drain sink and repeat until no sand remains.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound spinach, about 2 bunches
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Wash spinach in several changes of cold water until free of sand. Remove stems.

  2. Step 2

    Place a metal steamer in a medium saucepan filled with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil. Add spinach, cover, and steam for about 3 minutes, or until just wilted. Remove from steamer; season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss with butter if desired.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1994

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