Makes 2 cups; 4 to 6 servings

Notes: Buy trimmed, cleaned spinach. If you don't have anise-flavor liqueur, add 1/2 teaspoon anise seed to the boiling cream mixture instead.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, stir spinach until wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain, saving liquid. Purée about half the spinach in a food processor or blender.

Step 2

Return reserved spinach liquid to pan and add cream, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon Pernod. Boil over high heat until mixture is reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes. Stir in puréed and whole spinach and additional nutmeg and Pernod to taste; stir until bubbling. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

primestar285's Review

November 08, 2012
Really good! Used the anise seed as we had some... Also, sauteed 3 small cloves of garlic in olive oil first then added half the spinach. Repeated with second half. Didn't have any liquid. Just gave it a couple spins in the food processor, didn't want soup! I adjusted the measurements to the 10 ounces of spinach I used.

SuzeeKu's Review

November 25, 2009
I use this as a regular part of my Christmas feast. It adds a flavor variety to the meal. I follow the anise seed option -- could not find Pernod the first time and anise method is easy