Stir-fried spinach with garlic and chilli

Neil Perry
Stir-fried spinach with garlic and chilli (pictured with roast chicken stir-fry).
Stir-fried spinach with garlic and chilli (pictured with roast chicken stir-fry). Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Gluten-free

Eat your greens in this deliciously simple side dish.

Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp mild chilli flakes

2 bunches English spinach, trimmed and rinsed

2 tbsp shaoxing wine

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp castor sugar

Method

1. Heat a wok until it just starts smoking. Add the vegetable oil and, when hot, stir-fry the garlic and chilli until fragrant (10 to 20 seconds).

2. Add the spinach and stir-fry for 30 seconds, then deglaze the wok with shaoxing wine.

3. Add the sea salt and sugar and stir-fry for a further 1 to 2 minutes, until the spinach is tender but still bright green. 

Serving suggestion: Add some steamed rice and serve alongside my chicken stir-fry (pictured) for a fantastic dinner for two.