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Friday, 5 May 2017

Spinach Menemen : A Turkish Inspired Breakfast / Brunch Dish

Fresh, tender spinach is at its best in the spring and can be enjoyed in a huge variety of dishes. It takes only a few minutes to wilt down in a pan for a simple side, or even as a spicy green breakfast /brunch with this Turkish-inspired spinach menemen recipe.

Rustle up this Turkish-inspired breakfast / brunch dish, made with chunks of crispy chorizo, sweet baby spinach and perfectly runny eggs. Adding red chilli and a pinch of smoked paprika brings a gorgeous warmth to this easy, one-pan recipe.

Serves Two
50g (2oz) chorizo, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
75g (3oz) greens, sliced (e.g. collard, mustard or spring greens )

150g (5oz) baby spinach leaves
3 tbsp double (heavy) cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 eggs
75g (3oz) feta, sliced
handful dill leaves, chopped
1/2 red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
pinch smoked paprika

1. In a pan, dry-fry the chorizo until crisp. Set aside until needed.

2. Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and fry, over a low heat, for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic and spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the greens and season. Cover and cook for 1 minute, then uncover and continue cooking for 3 minutes more. Fold through the spinach until just wilted.

4. Pour in the cream and lemon juice. Make
 2 hollows in the mixture and crack an egg into each. Scatter over the chorizo, feta, dill, chilli and paprika. Cook gently for 8 minutes, or until the whites have set.

N.B. If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are unwell, cook eggs until the whites and yolks are solid.

Each Serving:
Carbohydrate 10.2g Protein 24.5g Fibre 5g Fat 39.9g

Original Tesco Real Food Recipe here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...this sure would be a change for me!

baili said...

quite different way to cook spinach my friend.
Sounds and looks so inviting!

Jo said...

I love spinach but I'd never think of having it for breakfast/brunch. After seeing this delicious recipe I'm now wondering why ever not?

Regine Karpel said...


Valerie-Jael said...

This looks much better than the spinach we got in the canteen today! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

One pan meals are so great! This looks yummy!

happyone said...

That sure looks good and it nice and colorful too.

Adam said...

looks nice

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Big fan of spinach.. this is one I'll definitely try Jan, merci beaucoup et bon weekend 😊

Mary Kirkland said...

That really sounds good.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I can't imagine this for breakfast, but I'm not very adventurous with my food, maybe it's time to be so xx

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, now this is a breakfast!

The Happy Whisk said...

Looks lovely.

Mildred said...

Very attractive and colorful dish.

Lisa said...

It would never occur to me to prepare something like this for breakfast.
I think I will stick to my spinach in a smoothie and then I don't know I'm eating it!
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good!