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Vegetarian Dishes

Creamed Spinach à la Alentejano

A recipe from Gabriel Fialho from Portugal. He's runs a restaurant in Evora, in the Alentejano region, which specialises in traditional local cuisine.


Ingredients for 1 person:
400 grams spinach
1 dessert spoon of butter or olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 dessert spoon of flour
150 centilitres of milk
Salt and pepper
100 centilitres of cream

Remove the roots from the spinach. Wash the leaves thoroughly and boil for ten minutes in salty water. Drain and chop.

Béchamel Sauce:
Heat the chopped cloves of garlic in the butter or oil until glassy. Add the flour and gradually add the milk. Cook for ten minutes and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Finally add the cream. Mix in the spinach and simmer until a consistent texture is achieved. Serve with grilled lamb chops and boiled potatoes.