It’s true!!! Everything is better with Bacon!!! I’m not into the slimy cooked greens, but this fresh sauteed spinach was delicious and the texture was great! The bacon, mushrooms and shallots added some wonderful flavor and the touch of balsamic vinegar didn’t hurt either!
I know you’re thinking that the bacon adds a bunch of fat and kind of ruins the point of eating your veggies, but it really isn’t too bad. This recipe only used 1 1/2 slices of bacon for 4 servings and that was the only added fat. It’s not too bad considering the amount of flavor you get from that little bit of bacon.
You will see that I had a little Gorgonzola cheese sprinkled on mine in the photo. I served this spinach with the Chicken Marsala with Gorgonzola cheese that I blogged about yesterday. I couldn’t resist sprinkling the cheese over everything! These two dishes were great together!
Sauteed Spinach With Bacon, Shallots and Mushrooms
1 1/2 slices of bacon
1 bunch of fresh spinach, stems removed and chopped
4 oz fresh mushrooms sliced
1 shallot, minced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
In frying pan cook bacon until just crispy, remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Keep your bacon grease in the pan and add your mushrooms and shallots,sauté until tender. Add spinach and saute until softened but not too long! Finally, add basaltic vinegar and stir until all ingredients are well mixed and coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.