Holiday Sides: Bourbon Creamed Spinach

bourbon creamed spinach | domesticated academic

You’ll love this recipe because it’s super easy, a bit less fatty than some of the other creamed spinach recipes, and you can whip it up in just a few minutes, making it the ultimate fancy side dish. It can be our little secret that it’s not super time consuming to make ūüôā A nice bag of spinach was in my CSA share last week and I was looking for something different than a simple saute. I was also rewarding myself with a big ol’ steak and thought about how steakhouses serve creamed spinach with their perfectly grilled steaks. Challenge accepted!

bourbon creamed spinach | domesticated academic

Say hello to my friend Wild Turkey American Honey! (Hello, I love you) You don’t have to add the alcohol, but it does add a nice hint of flavor and will make it pop. Don’t take my word for it. I also understand if you’re weary but if there’s no kids to feed, go ahead….you know you want too!

You’ll need

20 min.

  • 3 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons¬†Flour
  • 1/2 whole¬†Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 cloves¬†Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 2 shots Wild Turkey American Honey
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ¬†Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch¬†Ground Nutmeg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil or butter
  • 12 ounces, weight¬†Baby Spinach
  1. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle in flour and whisk together.
  3. Cook over medium heat for five minutes or until light golden brown.
  4. Add onion and garlic and stir together, cooking for another minute.
  5. Deglaze pan with whiskey and allow the alcohol to cook off for about one minute.
  6. Pour in milk, whisking constantly, and cook for another five minutes while you cook the spinach.
  7. To cook spinach, melt about 3 tablespoons butter or use olive oil in a separate pot.
  8. Add spinach in increments until all incorporated, and cook until wilted but not soggy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  9. Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  10. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently to combine. Serve immediately.

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