However, there are lots of lovely spring leafy greens and the tender smaller leaves really are a treat after their larger more mature
Spinach with Bacon & Mustard Seeds
This is another easy side which makes an interesting side for any number of grilled, roasted, pan-cooked or barbecued proteins. For a mainly
vegetable meal, serve with roasted potato wedges or crusty bread.
2 rashers bacon, rind removed, meat cut into strips
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
pinch smoked chipotle flake, or to taste
1 bunch spinach, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
1 Place bacon, onion and a splash of oil in a frying pan, cover and cook, over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until bacon is cooked and onion is soft and translucent.
2 Add mustard seeds, garlic and chipotle flake and cook,
tossing, for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add spinach, cover and cook, tossing occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until spinach wilts.
Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Bacon: Holly Bacon – Hastings; Onion, spinach, garlic: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Smoked Chipotle Flake: Orcona Chillis ‘n
Peppers – Hastings; Olive oil: The Village Press – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: mustard seeds.
Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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