Extremely tasty pasta dish inspired by Popeye and Olive
Spinach is one of the few green vegetables I could devour endlessly, so it obviously features quite a bit in the kitchen at Casa d'Heisenberg, and this is my favourite turn on italian pasta dishes with spinach and a big hit with my friends who can't seem to get enough of it.
Ingredients for 4 :
Cube the chicken and heat up a generous amount of olive oil in a solid non-stick or cast-iron pan on maximum heat untiil it smokes and add the chicken, frying it until it has a tasty golden brown colur. Turn down the heat to medium and add the onions and the garlic, stirring continuously. When the onions are golden and soft, add a generous slosh of red wine and stir furiously to generate a nice fond.
Now add the spinach and the chopped tomatoes and a tablespoon each of oregano, rosemary (fresh or rubbed) and basil. Let the sauce simmer for ca 45 on low heat and add salt , pepper to taste and finish with a generous helping of creme fraiche.
Serve on the fresh fettuccine maybe with a nice central Otago Pinot Noir and enjoy.