Well kids…as For Foods Sake is totally sold out and not appearing on shelves near you any time soon, I thought I would put out this teaser to keep you keen…Late August is the official date for its arrival, so stay salivating until then will you?? This is just a little side dish, delish and easy. You can really load up as much spinach into it as you can manage to fit in and wilt down, because wilt down it does. Enjoy…and don’t say I never give you anything…really!
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- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 orange, juice only
- Pinch Pink Salt Flakes BUY
- 70 g Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
- 70 g hazelnuts, roasted and skinned
- 400 g baby spinach leaves, plus some more
- 1 Litre water
Place fennel seeds into a dry frying pan and toast on a medium high heat until hot and fragrant.
Place toasted seeds into the Thermomix bowl. Add garlic, mustard, orange juice, salt and EVOO and blend 10 sec/speed 6.
Add hazelnuts and blend 3 sec/speed 5. Remove from bowl and set aside.
Place ½ the spinach into Varoma dish. Pour water into Thermomix bowl and set Varoma into position. Cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 4. Add remaining spinach and cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 4. Stir through any extra spinach that will now fit in the Varoma dish and allow it to wilt with residual heat.
Toss dressing through and serve warm. Garnish with a few additional chopped hazelnuts.