I have put together some of my favourite vegetarian dishes which i am sure u will enjoy.. There are some old favourites and some new twists and some wonderfully exotic new ones..
So wow your guests and treat yourself to the small pieces of heaven described in this blog.. ENJOY ! ! !
Sunday, January 9, 2011
HOT SPINACH DIP
Makes 3 cups
2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for baking dish
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 kg spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cheese
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Baguette slices, breadsticks, or crackers, for serving
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
Add spinach in two additions, letting the first batch wilt before adding the next; cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander; drain, pressing to release all excess liquid.
In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 1/4 cup mozzarella; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a lightly oiled 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with accompaniments, as desired