GARLIC SAUTEED SPINACH
Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe
1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons good olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
sea or kosher salt, to taste
Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it's very clean. Spin it dry in a salad spinner, or dry on paper towels.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, but not until it's browned. Add all the spinach, the salt, and pepper to the pot, toss it with the garlic and oil, cover the pot, and cook it for 2 minutes.
Uncover the pot, turn the heat on high, and cook the spinach for another minute, stirring with a wooden spoon, until all the spinach is wilted. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach to a serving bowl and top with the butter, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkling of sea or kosher salt. Serve hot.