Sautéed Spinach with Caramelized Mushrooms is easy, healthy and also deliciously satisfying. This side dish works beautifully with fish dishes.
About Sautéed Spinach with Caramelized Mushrooms
When my daughter was young, she loved Spinach. Fresh, or out of the can, it didn’t matter to her. She loved it. And bless her heart, it sure made my life easier knowing that she was eating healthy foods. Actually my whole family loved Spinach, including my Mom. I still remember her wonderfully rich creamed Spinach. We were also a family of mushroom eaters. My French Canadian grandmother actually knew how to forage for mushrooms and would pick them wild. I would never have the courage to do that, for fear of poisoning someone, but she knew what she was doing and everybody was just fine.
And it’s taken me a long time to realize that these two foods are perfect together. I mean it makes sense, right? Two wonderful flavors together make double the goodness. So when I was deciding what to serve with my Easy Arctic Char, my first thought was mushrooms, but then why not add some spinach to the dish as well? Health, gorgeous green color, and flavor. It was a good call. It complimented the Arctic Char perfectly.
I started with sliced mushrooms in clarified butter, Ghee, and let them cook without moving them for 3-4 minutes so they would caramelize. I think the ghee just makes everything taste better. Then I pushed them to them to one side, and added my just rinsed Spinach. Some people like to have it dry first, but I like my spinach wet, so it can cook and steam all at the same time. After adding a bit of garlic salt and pepper and mixing it with the flavor of the mushrooms, it was a perfect blend of flavors – meaty mushrooms with buttery spinach.
Sautéed Spinach with Caramelized Mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp Clarified Butter Ghee
- 5 Oz Baby Spinach Thoroughly rinsed
- 12 Mushrooms Sliced
- Add butter to fry pan over medium high heat. When hot add sliced mushroom cut side down and allow to cook undisturbed until well browned, 3-4 minutes. Stir and push mushrooms to one side of the pan.
- Keeping the heat at medium high, add freshly rinsed spinach to pan and stir until just wilted. Mix in mushrooms and serve.
Oh yum! Cannot wait to try this! I often add spinach to several things. I have never heard of Ghee. Will have to try it. I rated it a 5 becasue I know it will be good LOL
Ghee is clarified butter – butter that can take high temperatures without burning. Find it easily and inexpensively at Trader Joe’s.