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How to wilt spinach

Fresh spinach needs only the very briefest cooking, to keep its colour and texture.

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Step 1

If necessary, place spinach in a bowl of cold water, and leave for a few minutes until any grit drops to the bottom, or rinse under cold running water in a colander. Drain well.

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Step 2

Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan.

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Step 3

Add the drained spinach, and allow to cook for about a minute, turning frequently.

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Step 4

Add a knob of butter, season and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg. Toss together until the butter melts and serve immediately.