Five-Spiced Creamed Spinach

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 tablespoon butter

1 large onion, minced

1/2 tablespoon five-spice powder

2 tablespoons Chinese vinegar

2 pounds baby spinach

1 cup cream

Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan on medium heat, add butter and sweat the onions. Season with five spice, salt and pepper. Deglaze with vinegar and add spinach and cream. Cook on low heat to reduce liquid by 50 percent. Check for seasoning
  2. PLATING Use a very large platter and place down vegetables first and lamb on top. Carve lamb and display on the vegetables. Serve the spinach and jelly in separate bowls.

Cook’s Note

Wine Recommendation: Cline, Zinfandel, Fulton Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley, 1997