Ageists, step to the side - who says that an old banana can't be the sweetest thing you've ever put in your mouth? With a luxe combination of bananas, butter, brown sugar and booze, this recipe proves the naysayers wrong. Dead wrong.
A Dirty Girl’s Valentine Dinner Planning Guide: Sexy Side Dishes Pt. 1
Let it be said that if you don’t have any cream in your Valentine’s Day, you might as well skip your hot ass out of the kitchen and go get your groove on elsewhere.
You said it! If ever there was a day that I was dying to go downtown and make a mess of myself, it’d be Valentine’s Day. A dirty girl can’t deny the creamy goodness, particularly when you see how good it makes thing. Take spinach, for instance – folks that abhor the stuff lap this creamed version down like it’s their last meal. Fact.
Well, you can always make a creamy mess and then head downtown. I mean, three makes a party, right? Drag that third wheel back for creamy sloppy seconds. That’s a DGK Valentine’s Day right there!
Yoooooouuuuuuuuuuu dirty motherfucker. Hahahaha!
2 lbs. of baby spinach
2 tbs. of butter
2 cl. of garlic, minced
2 tbs. of flour
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/4 tsp. of black pepper
1/4 tsp. of white pepper
1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg
3/4 c. of cream
1/4 c. of whole milk
4 tbs. of pecorino romano, grated
Put the fresh spinach in a large microwaveable bowl and cover with saran wrap. Show that spinach who’s boss and nuke for four minutes. Remove from the bowl and let cool slightly until you can handle it. Place in a clean kitchen towel. Wring it like you’ve caught it cheating to remove any liquid. It’s one thing to be limp and another thing to be wet – in this instance limp is good and wet is bad. Roughly chop the spinach and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet and add the garlic. Cook until fragrant and then stir in the flour, forming a smooth paste. And this where it gets really yummy – add the salt, pepper, white pepper, nutmeg and a bit of the cream. Grab a whisk and continue stirring to prevent lumps as you pour in the rest of the cream and milk. We’re aiming for thick and creamy, not pasty and lumpy. Got it? Last, add the spinach and pecorino and stir. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Serve hot.