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                           SAUTEED SPINACH ALOHA
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetable
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Fresh spinach -- washed and
    3       tb           Vegetable oil -- or less
      1/4   c            Chopped macadamia nuts
    2       ts           Fresh ginger root -- grated
    2                    Cloves garlic -- minced
    2       tb           Soy sauce, low sodium
    1 1/2   ts           Rice wine vinegar -- to
   Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Have ready a
   large bowl of ice water. Blanch spinach for 1 minute
   in the boiling water, then quickly remove it and
   plunge it into the bowl of ice water. This quick
   process preserves the bright green of the spinach and
   keeps it from overcooking. Drain the spinach well,
   then squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
   Transfer the spinach to a cutting board and coarsely
   chop it. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the
   macadamia nuts. Saute the nuts until they just begin
   to brown, about 1 minute. Add the ginger and garlic.
   Saute about 30 seconds longer. Do not allow the garlic
   to brown. Add the spinach and soy sauce, and saute 2-3
   minutes longer, until the spinach is heated through.
   Remove from heat, splash with rice vinegar, and serve
   immediately. Alternative: Brown the nuts in a dry pan
   and remove. Heat 1 or 2 teaspoons of canola oil and
   warm the ginger and garlic. Continue as directed in
   the original version. [mcRecipe 19Au96 patH] Recipe By
   : Recipes from the Pacific Rim, Marjie Lambert, 1995
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