Discussion
  • I have spinach actually, but I had to eat it since it has many benefits.

    From Sameh Shahien
    April 13, 2014

  • Sameh,
    It does have several health benefits. However, if you enjoy arugula, it would taste delicious in this recipe as well.

    From Karla Williams
    June 5, 2014

Healthy Recipe: Spinach Pernod Shrimp Dip

spinach penrod

Pernod is the brand name of a type of liqueur called a pastis. The leading characteristic of this drink is its licorice flavor, which is produced either with licorice (the plant, not the candy) or anise.

INGREDIENTS:

1 T. Butter, unsalted

½ cup Minced shallots or green onions

2 tsp. Minced garlic

¼ cup Pernod

8 cups Baby spinach, fresh, cleaned and chopped

1 cupSmall shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

2 oz. Fat free cream cheese

½ cup Skim milk

¼ cup Shredded parmesan cheese

STEPS:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat up large sauté pan to medium low.
  • Add butter.
  • Add shallots or onion and garlic and sauté until soft.
  • Deglaze the pan with Pernod.
  • Add chopped spinach and stir to wilt.
  • Stir in shrimp, cream cheese and skim milk.
  • Place mixture in small casserole and top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake until parmesan has a golden color.
  • Serve warm with pita chips.

NUTRITION:

SERVINGS 6; SERVING SIZE ¼ cup; CALORIES 60kcal; FAT 3gm

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