Sauteed Greens With Chili And Garlic by RickMach
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
14-16 cloves of garlic, chopped
3-4 tomatoes, diced
1-2 lbs fresh spinach
2 teaspoons sun dried tomato paste
1 teaspoon Italian hot pepper paste
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook until lightly browned. Add tomatoes and cook until most of the juice is evaporated. Add spinach and cook until wilted (1-2 minutes) flipping constantly. Take off heat. Add tomato paste, pepper paste, and fresh cilantro and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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After I had been making this for a while, I noted this recipe on NPR's site that is a different variant but looks good as well:
Wherever we went in Thailand and Singapore, some version of spicy sauteed greens was available. Typically made with water spinach or Chinese broccoli, this recipe is delicious with any tender, leafy greens with a mild to slightly bitter flavor. Seek out unfamiliar greens like Chinese flowering cabbage (or gai lan) in Asian markets. Spinach and Swiss chard are delicious, too.
Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil
3 to 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
1 pound tender leafy greens such as Chinese flowering cabbage, spinach or Swiss chard, thick stems removed, large leaves roughly chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 small, hot red chilies such as Thai or Fresno, thinly sliced and seeded if desired
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add a few handfuls of the greens, allow them to wilt slightly, then add more greens in the same manner. Toss well to coat with oil.
Add the soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar; toss to combine.
Raise the heat to medium-high and cook until the water released by the greens mostly evaporates, about 5 minutes. The greens are done when a little liquid still clings to the leaves and the stems are tender. Season with salt and black pepper to taste, sprinkle with chilies and serve.