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Old 05-19-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Adding spinach leaves to existing sandwich spread

If I'm making a sandwich spread from diced cucumber, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill and salt and I want to include roughly chopped fresh spinach leaves, ought they be cooked first? I intend to steam them, if I'm going to cook them. Does it enhance or damage the flavour?

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Old 05-19-2008, 03:19 AM   #2
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wilted spinach is a different flavor, not at all like fresh spinach IMO. I eat fresh spinach all the time, in salad or on sandwiches mostly.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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I would chop the spinach raw and incorporate it into the mix, or just layer the whole leaves raw on the sandwich
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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Raw leaves...or incorporate them into the spread... is what I would do.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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This is one of the few places where I would use frozen chopped spinach.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:48 PM   #6
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Spinach is magnificent freshly chopped or whole leaves. Sorry, Jennyema, but the only thing I use the frozen for is spinach dip. I know I'm late on this, but it's my 2 cents.

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Old 05-21-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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I'd put the fresh leaves on the sandwich. It sounds like a great spread.
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:31 AM   #8
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Steaming will change both the flavor and the texture. For what you propose - I would just use chopped raw spinach to get the "fresh" flavor to match with the fresh flavor components of the cucumber and dill.
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