Saturday, 14 July 2012

Weekend recipe - spinach artichoke dip

I love the Big Oven app. You can find all sorts of recipes on there, and I was noseying around and stumbled across a spinach and artichoke hot dip recipe. I remember eating it with Lin while we went over to Ranger U together. You never see it on menus here in the UK anywhere, and even Mr PA (who did his degree in the USA) hasn't eaten it before....so I was on a mission to make some this afternoon.

It's really easy. Grab all the ingredients, mix together, put in the oven for 20-30 mins, and eat with bread.

I combined a bunch of recipes together (no idea why)...but I don't think it's going to matter much so don't stress

  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • Crushed garlic clove or 2
  • Few tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Bag of spinach (steamed, drained, squeezed, chopped)... Or frozen
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped up
  • Splash of tobasco ( I used kaitai fire...the stuff they have on the side shelf in GBK burgers...it's a new Zealand hot sauce with more depth of flavour than tobasco ) but you could use sambal olek, chilli flakes, chilli power...just a pinch/splash
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Handful grated mozzarella
  • Salt/pepper to taste...go easy on the salt cos it may not need any at all.
Mix all the ingredients together and put into an oven proof small bowl. Heat at 180 Celsius/ 350 Fahrenheit for 20 mins or until started to turn golden on the topServe with sliced French bread or some kind of rustic stuff. You can toast it brushed with olive oil if you want. Or pita bread, tortilla chips, crackers...whatever you have to hand.

 

Enjoy...and I'm sure my American followers have got much better versions, so blog yours and share !!

2 comments:

Miriam said...

Yum yum yum!!! Will we be seeing you on BBC Food soon? Actually we are looking for someone to replace Jamie as the face of Sainsury's!!!

Must give this a try!

Anonymous said...

You are such a sweetie to blog all that because of me! Thank you very much - will make it here in froggie land, and will report back yo you!

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