Bacon and Garlic Spinach Saute

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As you are all aware, bacon makes EVERYTHING better…including spinach. When you cook shallots and garlic in a little bacon grease, then add some fresh spinach you get an AMAZING side dish.

As I’ve told you before, each week, Jon and I have an at-home date lunch. We choose a more pricy ingredient such as filet mignon, salmon, or like this week, Ahi tuna. We cook the lunch together, and then we sit down to our fabulous meal. The meal is usually restaurant quality, but a fraction of the cost.

Now to go with our Panko and Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, we made our fabulous Bacon and Garlic Spinach Saute.

 

Ingredients:
2 slices pepper bacon, chopped
½ shallot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp dry white wine (such as Chardonnay)
4 cups fresh baby spinach
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
Lemon wedge

Cook Bacon

Crisp the chopped bacon by cooking on medium heat. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.

Saute Shallot and Garlic

Add the chopped shallot to the sauté pan, and cook until translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add in the white wine.

Add Spinach

Wilt the spinach in the pan for about 1 minute.

Add seasonings to spinach

Toss the spinach with the shallots and garlic in the pan. Add in the salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper, toss to combine. Cook until the spinach is tender.

Add Bacon to spinach

Add the chopped bacon back into the pan and heat for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Transfer the sautéed spinach to a serving dish and squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge over the spinach.

Serve this yummy sautéed spinach with your favorite main dish. I recommend the Panko and Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna!

 


 

 

Bacon and Garlic Sauteed Spinach

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Serves: 2 servings

A delicious pairing of bacon and spinach together with shallots and garlic for the perfect side dish for two!
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 slices pepper bacon, chopped
  • ½ shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine (such as Chardonnay)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
  • Lemon wedge
Instructions
  1. Crisp the chopped bacon by cooking on medium heat. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  2. Add the chopped shallot to the sauté pan, and cook until translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add in the white wine.
  3. Wilt the spinach in the pan for about 1 minute.
  4. Toss the spinach with the shallots and garlic in the pan. Add in the salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper, toss to combine. Cook until the spinach is tender.
  5. Add the chopped bacon back into the pan and heat for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  6. Transfer the sautéed spinach to a serving dish and squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge over the spinach.

 

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