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Old 07-25-2006, 07:38 AM   #1
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Spinach - Overcoming a bitter taste

Does anyone have any ideas for overcoming the bitter aftertaste that sometimes comes with cooking spinach besides bacon fat?

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:42 AM   #2
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Lemon juice; garlic; not overcooking the spinach; using only baby spinach all work!
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll try those.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:25 AM   #4
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garllic, caramelized onion or shallot, feta or parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar.
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:14 PM   #5
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Does anyone have any ideas for overcoming the bitter aftertaste that sometimes comes with cooking spinach besides bacon fat?
*MILK* neutralizes that "aftertaste" that you sometimes find in fresh spinach.

Wash and rinse your fresh spinach if needed.

Put about 1/2 inch whole milk in a deep pot. Bring to a *simmer* (not a boil!). Add fresh spinach, cover, and *simmer* until done. Drain.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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try vinegar
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:01 PM   #7
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I echo the "don't overcook it" comment. I like spinach that's quickly sauteed, just until it wilts.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:59 PM   #8
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Spinach has always been one of my favorite vegetables - both raw & cooked - & I have to say that this is the very first time I've ever heard of it having a bitter aftertaste.

Since it does contain a large amount of oxalic acid, perhaps you're sensitive to that & whatever vessel you're cooking it in might be to blame? Try cooking it in a glass/ceramic, stainless, non-stick, or other non-reactive pan/pot & see if that helps.
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:35 PM   #9
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spinach can become bitter if left to grow until it begins to bolt, and especially if it's in hotter climates.

i kinda like a bitter green once in a while, in a salad or in a dish with other flavors to balance it like sweet onions or goat cheese. bitter isn't always bad if used judiciously.
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:09 PM   #10
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Wash it too, just in case it not spinach your tasting. As I too have never had bitter spinach
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