Spinach And Red Pepper Gratin

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Sep. 20, 2011

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
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175Calories from Fat 18

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 565 mg23.54%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet