One of the big things that we’ve tried to drive home with our seafood blog is that there are plenty of fantastic ways to cook your favorite seafood. However, what we’ve failed to mention is how that applies to some of the other ingredients within our menu! If you’ve given it a closer look, you’ll notice that wilted spinach makes some appearances. It’s a term you may not have heard of before, but you’ve certainly had at some point. So, what is wilted spinach, and why is it so highly revered within the food industry? We break it down for you below!
Defining Wilted Spinach
Wilted spinach doesn’t refer to a specific brand of spinach; instead, it’s an end result achieved by a method of cooking! During the process of wilting your spinach, it shrinks and shrivels up a little bit – which gives it the appearance of being “wilted”. While this term is normally used to describe plant life that is dying, wilting actually does the opposite for spinach. Wilting spinach brings out the best of its flavor, and this allows it to be used in far more dishes than it could be otherwise.
What Dishes Use Wilted Spinach?
When you take spinach out of the bag, you probably won’t be able to use it in many recipes other than sandwiches and salads. This changes when you cook it to become wilted spinach! The bolder flavors of wilted spinach pair best with foods that can best absorb these flavors. It works well as a part of many pasta dishes, and can even be served on its own in more unique salad creations. Other dishes it works well with include chicken marsala and various soups.
Higher Health Benefits
Did you know that cooking spinach can help you get more nutrients out of it than spinach made raw? There are a few important benefits that it offers that regular spinach doesn’t. For example, vitamin A and E become much more plentiful when you make wilted spinach. Vitamin E is vital to ensuring proper vision while maintaining blood health and reproductive health. Vitamin A helps with your body’s immune system and its overall development. Other nutrients that become more plentiful with cooked spinach include protein, calcium, iron and zinc!
Wilted Spinach at Mare Oyster Bar
If you’ve ever wanted to try wilted spinach for yourself, Mare Oyster Bar has a perfect option for you! Our truffle-crusted tuna is made with wilted spinach, ensuring that you get the best flavors and nutritional benefits that our seafood dishes have to offer. For delicious seafood dishes packed with health benefits, click here to make a reservation with us!