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Big Buy: Baby Spinach

Seared Scallops with Creamy Spinach and Leeks

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by Laraine Perri
from Fine Cooking #116, pp. 22-23

Anyone who’s ever bought a pricey 6-ounce package of spinach from the supermarket knows that it cooks down to next to nothing. That’s why the 2-1/2-pound bag of prewashed baby spinach from the warehouse store is a deal among deals: For about $5 you get an abundance of the incredible shrinking green to cook or to eat raw. You’ll have to act quickly, though, since fresh spinach lasts just a handful of days. To get started, try the recipes that follow. Our Greek spinach and feta pie, luxurious spinach and leek sauté with scallops, and Japanese-inspired chilled side dish promise to help you turn that giant heap of greens into something sublime.

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Seared Scallops with Creamy Spinach and Leeks Japanese Spinach with Sesame and Soy
Seared Scallops with Creamy Spinach and Leeks  

Japanese Spinach with Sesame and Soy

     
Puff Pastry Spanakopita The big buy:

What: Baby spinach.

How Much:  A 2-1/2-pound bag.

How to Store: Refrigerate spinach in its original bag for up to five days.

Puff Pastry Spanakopita

Photos: Scott Phillips

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