Cooking with Class 2020
Chef/Owner Daisley Gordon
Lemon Butter Spinach
2 T Whole butter
2 T Minced shallots
1# bag Cleaned spinach
1 lemon, split, seeds removed
TT Sea salt
TT Fresh ground black pepper
Wide bottom sauté pan
Place pan on medium heat add whole butter and shallots, heat until butter is foaming and shallots are aromatic. Add as much spinach as possible to the pan, turn over and over with tongs until the spinach begins to wilt. Continue until all spinach is in the pan. We are not trying to fry or brown the spinach. We want it to wilt and turn bright green. The last bit of cooking may be done off the heat. Just keep watching the leaves until they change color to bright green. Squeeze lemon and add sea salt and fresh pepper to your taste. Transfer spinach to serving bowl. The zippiness from the lemon will help cut the richness of the butter.
This is the perfect way to prepare spinach. The foaming butter procedure is great with other green vegetables, but I recommend steaming or blanching those items that are thicker than spinach and require more time to cook through.
Cooking with Class Signature Cocktail provided by Diageo
Earl Grey Highball
Johnnie Walker Black Label - 1.5oz
Earl Grey tea syrup - 0.5oz
Lemon juice - 0.5oz
Fever Tree tonic water - 3.5oz
Build in a highball glass and top with ice. Garnish with lemon wheel, thyme sprig
Earl Grey syrup
Earl Grey tea bags - 5
Cane sugar - 4oz
Water - 4oz
Brew tea bags in 4oz of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain tea bags and add sugar to tea. Dissolve sugar.
Wine Pairing Suggestions for Lemon Butter Spinach by Chef Daisley Gordon
Long Shadows: Nine Hats Pinot Gris
Long Shadows: Nine Hats Chardonnay
Buty Winery: Semillon, Sauvignon & Mscadelle, Columbia Valley
Buty Winery: Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
Dowsett Family: 2017 Gewurztraminer, Columbia Gorge
PCC carries Dowsett Family, or you can find/order at various city wine shops
Foundry Vineyards: 2017 Foundry Vineyards Oak Chardonnay ($32)
Foundry Vineyards: 2018 Foundry Vineyards Oak Chardonnay ($32)
Foundry Vineyards wines can be ordered at:
Or call the shop Wednesday-Friday 3-7p (206) 466-5378
AntoLin Cellars: Rosé
L’Ecole: 2019 Luminesce, Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Baer Winery: Shard Unoaked Chardonnay
Chateau Ste. Michelle: 2018 Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc
Boomtown: Red Blend
Dusted Valley: Stained Tooth Syrah (check at Tasting Room, 14465 Redmond-Woodinville Road NE)
Torii Mor: 2019 Pinot Gris (Tasting Room 14525 148th Ave NE, Ste 114)
Torii Mor: 2018 Chardonnay (Tasting Room 14525 148th Ave NE, Ste 114)
Torii Mor available at Metropolitan Markets, Whole Foods, select QFC stores
Dunham Cellars: 2017 Shirley May’s Chardonnay
Learn more about the wines: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14qnKXZRkyXvDY8cafnJQzYQUfp0h7lII
Buy wines at: https://www.dunhamcellars.com/Our-Wines
Sparkman Cellars: Birdie Riesling
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