The Newbie Cook
- 16,713 forkfuls since 16.Oct.10
Making everything for the first time
Do you know what my favorite side dish is? No, it’s not mashed potatoes. Actually, I don’t really like mashed potatoes though I’d eat it if it was served. Just like okra.
Now where were we?
Just like the title suggests, my favorite side dish is spinach in garlic. This is a very simple, 4-ingredient side dish that my mother taught me years ago. Mashed potatoes pale under the might of the tasty spinach!
This side dish is originally made with kangkong, but here in KSA, kangkong costs 10 SR a bunch while spinach costs 1 SR. And I’m a smart shopper. Plus I figured emulating Popeye’s eating habits couldn’t hurt.
Just like me, mom prefers to slice the bunch of leaves into long, thin strips. But unlike me, she likes to smash the garlic until there is nothing left but garlic juice. Me, I like the texture. So I just chop my bulbs.
Spinach with Garlic
From Mrs. Cristina Fermazi
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 head of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 bunch of spinach, washed thoroughly
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
This side dish goes well with any type of meat. I particularly love it with fried, marinated, boneless milkfish. *yum*