F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Spinach with Fried Ginger

  • ACTIVE: 50 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 25 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 6
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Jean-Georges Vongerichten got the inspiration for this light, fresh spinach side dish from the traditional cold vegetable dishes he tried in Shanghai.

Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

  1. 3 pounds spinach leaves, large stems removed
  2. One 4-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  3. 2 tablespoons chili oil
  4. 1/2 cup peanut oil
  5. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  6. 1 tablespoon plain rice vinegar
  7. Large pinch of sugar
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the spinach for barely 1 minute. Drain and rinse well in cold water. Squeeze dry, coarsely chop and transfer to a large, shallow dish.
  2. In a mini food processor, finely chop the ginger. Transfer to a small bowl and mix with the chili oil. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the peanut oil in a medium skillet. Add the ginger and fry over moderate heat until golden, about 4 minutes. Pour through a fine sieve and drain the ginger on paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce with the vinegar and sugar. Drizzle over the spinach, stir lightly and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the ginger over the spinach and serve.
Make Ahead The recipe can be prepared through Step 3 up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate the spinach and keep the ginger covered at room temperature. Notes Using baby spinach will save you the step of removing the stems from the leaves, and you can buy it prewashed in bag.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.