Spinach, mushroom and ricotta quiche with sautéed spinach

Last Update : October 5, 2017

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Spinach: for a strong heart full of romanticism

Spinach contains high levels of zinc, a very important mineral that is considered essential in the production of testosterone for both men and women.

Added to that, spinach also contains B6 and folic acid which are the essential elements that help boost sex hormones and sex drive.

Throughout history, spinach has been considered to boost libido and increase fertility so it was usually used in love potions.

However we can’t forget that within popular culture, Spinach has also been a symbol of power and energy, let’s not forget how strong Popeye would become!

Spinach is a great ally to help you feel energised, healthy and ready for action… especially romantic action.

A recipe for a great and energetic date

This nice recipe will only take you 1h30 to cook it will, however, have great results. If you are looking to start your date with a dinner and continuing the date with some other activity, we recommend you especially this recipe as it will boost your mood and energy. A vegetarian recipe perfect for a nice and romantic date!

Ingredients

Ingredients for the quiche

  • butter, for greasing
  • 150g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • 150g mushrooms
  • thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 100g ricotta cheese
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 100g  double cream
  • salt and black pepper

Ingredients for the spinach sautée

  • 10g butter
  • 1 garlic clove, lightly crushed
  • 250g baby spinach leaves
  • salt and black pepper

Preparation

Prepare the oven by heating it at 200C/400F.

On a baking tray, place the mushrooms and sprinkle some thyme, 1/2 spoon of olive oil and season it. Bake it for 5 to 6 minutes until the mushrooms soften.

In a frying pan with 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil, fry the spinachs and cover them with a lid until they wilt.  Once cooked remove them from the pan and drain them. Season the spinach.

On a separate bowl, place the ricotta cheese and season it adding some grainy mustard. Mix it well.

On a tart case, spoon the ricotta mixture on the base and top it up with the wilted spinach. On top of it place the roasted mushrooms.

On the side place the egg yolks and the cream in a bowl and mix it together. Add it to the tart case.

Let it bake in the oven for 40 minutes until it becomes golden brown.

The final part will be the sauteed spinach: heat a frying pan and add the butter and the garlic clove, once the garlic has flavoured the oil, remove it and add the spinach and sauté until it wilts down.

Season it and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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