I threw this together years ago and brought it to a Thanksgiving hosted by friends on the West coast, then we moved to the East coast for four years. When we moved back West and reunited for our first Thanksgiving with our old friends in four years, they were still requesting this dish. For all the fuss, it's embarrassingly simple.
Indian Creamed Spinach
|Indian Creamed Spinach in my friend's beautiful cookware, ready for Thanksgiving|
2 t cumin
1 t coriander
1 t turmeric
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t powdered ginger
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t cardamom
2 lbs thawed frozen chopped spinach
crushed red pepper or cayenne to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 cup cream or half and half (depending on how decadent you want to be)
1/2-1 t sugar (To taste. You're not trying to make it taste sweet, you're just going to mellow out the spice a bit.)
In a medium-large saucepan, toast spices in butter for a minute, stirring frequently. Add spinach, cover, and simmer, 7-10 minutes. Lower heat to low and add remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve.