I got the pics in this post with the help of Nicole Branan’s e-book Food Photography Behind the Scenes – Bright Food, Dark Shadows. If you like this style, it’s a treasure!
Spinach wilted in a peanut butter-Sriracha sauce with crushed peanuts, cilantro and a hint of lime: super healthy, ready in 10 minutes and so delicious you won’t believe it. Sounds pretty great, right? It is! If you want to jump right to the recipe, it’s in the usual place below.
If you’re thinking nah, I don’t want the recipe right away; I want to hear Gin ramble about memes and how she invented this recipe by letting a bag of spinach go bad first, awesome. We’re totally on the same page.
I give some of my favorite recipes nicknames. This one’s Foul Bachelorette Frog Spinach.
I’m a meme-head, and if you are too you know where this is going. If you don’t, you’re about to gain some valuable knowledge. Here’s Foul Bachelorette Frog in action:
I’m a Foul Bachelorette Frog to the core, and that’s kind of too bad for my boyfriend but it must work for him on some level. The one exception is in the kitchen, where I’m the equivalent of a very thorough shaver, but once in a while my FBF tendencies shine through there, too.
Have you ever bought a bag of something leafy and green with every intention of putting it to good use, and almost got around to using it quick enough? Not quite, but almost? What a burn! Earlier this week I went bounding to the fridge with visions of salad making, grabbed my bag of spinach and plunged my hand inside, expecting to come out with a fistful of fresh, energetic greens.
What I pulled out was as fresh and energetic as a day-old sandwich. That had been run over by a tractor trailer. All day.
I had two options. As a thorough shaver, I would pitch the whole bag. As a Foul Bachelorette Frog…Sriracha.
The moral of this story, if it’s even a story and even has a moral, is if you find yourself with a bag of all day tractor trailer greens, all is not lost! So what if they’re not salad quality? I’m not always salad quality either, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still be delicious. Use them in something else, and that something else may turn out to be your new favorite recipe!
Eat Healthy Eat Happy
1 minPrep Time
9 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 3 (or more) Tbs Sriracha
- 2 Tbs peanut butter
- 10 c spinach leaves (not-salad-fresh is fine)
- 2 Tbs lime juice (1/2 a lime)
- 1/4 c unsalted roasted peanuts, crushed
- cilantro and lime wedges to serve (optional but awesome)
- Heat the olive oil on low in a large saucepan or cooking pot. Add the Sriracha and peanut butter. Raise the heat to medium low and stir to combine.
- Raise the heat to medium and add the spinach leaves, lime juice and peanuts. Cook and stir 5-6 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges if you like. Serve alone or with rice, rice noodles, etc.
[img src="http://eathealthyeathappy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Sriracha-Spinach-Nutrition.png" width="300" height="462" class="aligncenter size-full" title="Sriracha Spinach Nutrition" alt="Sriracha Spinach Nutrition"]