Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spinach, Feta and Ham Sauce

3 Tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup finely chopped onion (shallot would be great, but I didn't have any on hand)
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 c. milk
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. oregano
pinch of nutmeg
6 oz. ham, chopped
1 (9 oz) box frozen spinach, thawed and all water squeezed out
4 oz. feta cheese crumbles

Melt butter in medium sauce pan. Saute onions and garlic until translucent and soft. Sprinkle flour over onions and garlic, and stir to coat. Let it cook for a minute or two to get the flour flavor out, making a roux. Whisk in wine, then broth and milk, bring to simmer over medium heat. Season sauce with spices, pepper and nutmeg. Add chopped ham and stir. Cook until heated through.

Stir in Spinach (broken up) and Feta cheese into sauce just before serving.

Uses: Would be great over cooked chicken breasts, pork chops, or over any sort of pasta (perogi's, ravioli, orzo), or rice.

Suggestion: Place 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts in Deep Covered Baker. Cover and cook in microwave on High for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve with Garlic Bites.

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