Italian Spinach

scooby 09-23-99 3:40 PM

Italian Spinach Category: Vegetable
Servings: 8

2 pounds fresh spinach
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
4 tablespoons seedless raisins
4 tablespoons pine nuts
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (no substitutes)

Preheat broiler.

Wash spinach well; drain and cut into coarse shreds. Plunge briefly into boiling water; drain.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter with olive oil. Add garlic, salt and cayenne pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add raisins and pine nuts and cook 2 minutes longer.

Combine raisin mixture with spinach and arrange on hot, flat, ovenproof serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and drizzle over spinach. Brown quickly under preheated broiler.

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