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Spinach And Red Pepper Gratin

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Ingredients
  Spinach 1 Pound, tough stalks removed
  Red peppers 2 , cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
  Celery sticks 4 , thinly sliced
  Onions 2 Medium, peeled, finely chopped
  Sultanas 1 Ounce, chopped
  Sweet paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Raw cane sugar 1 1⁄2 Pinch (Use A Generous Pinch)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Pinch
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 4 Tablespoon
  Arrowroot 1 Tablespoon
  Silken tofu 5 Ounce, drained
  Wholemeal breadcrumbs 4 Tablespoon (Use Fresh)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In lots of cold water, wash the spinach well and then shake off the excess moisture.
2) In a roasting bag, put the spinach.
3) With an elastic band, seal loosely, leaving a gap so that steam can escape.

MAKING
4) In the microwave, place the bag upright and on high power, cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the leaves pack down.
5) Drain well and reserve the liquid. Keep the spinach aside.
6) In a shallow casserole, combine the peppers, celery and onion.
7) On high power, cook tightly covered for 15 minutes, stirring many times in between.
8) In another bowl, combine the sultanas, paprika, sugar, cinnamon, salt, tomato puree, arrowroot and approximately 2 tablespoons of the reserved spinach liquid.
9) On high power, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until thick.
10) Into the cooked vegetables, add this.
11) Cook covered for 2 minutes.
12) In a flameproof dish, layer the spinach and mixed vegetables.
13) In a small bowl, beat the tofu and 3 tablespoons of the crumbs together.
14) Over the vegetables, spread this mixture.
15) Add the remaining crumbs on top.
16) Brown this under the grill.

SERVING
17) Serve the Spinach and Red Pepper Gratinee hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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