This dish was partly successful as the spinach was absolutely delicious but the salmon turned out a bit too dry. Well, it's fishmonger's and my fault! As he cut off all the good salmon fats and I fried the fish while instead I was supposed to steam it. Anyway, our family just loves fish and I still got compliments from my husband! He even told me, 'I don't know if I'll want to eat my mother's sarmas after this dish'... But I guess he'll have to because that's what his mother going to make this evening... Or maybe I'll come up with something beforehand... :)
This recipe is borrowed from Martha Stewart's website. I read it quite a while ago and it was in my mind since then. Yesterday I bought a huge bag of fresh spinach and had a go...
What we need:
For sauteed spinach:
a good pile of spinach
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
a handful of pinenuts
2 tbsp olive oil
a squeeze of lemon juice for garnishing
salt and pepper
What we have to do:
1. Clean the fish, add dill, squeeze lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Leave it for some time. Steam it ( or fry but for a very short time!!!).
2. Put the spinach without stems into a big bowl add cold water and let all the soil wash out. Take out the spinach.
3. Preheat the pan, add oil and garlic. When it turns light brown add pine nuts and soon afterwards start adding spinach. Cover with the lead and let it steam in their own juice. The add the remaining spinach. Mix it and turn the heat off. The spinach should still hold the green colour!
4. Serve spinach with fish or as a side dish. Add some lemon juice to add freshness to the dish. Enjoy!!!