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Spinach and Asiago Souffle


Spinach and Asiago Souffle

  • 3/4 cup half and half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, stems removed, washed, steamed, drained, squeezed dry and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two individual souffle dishes. Bring cream to boil in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat. Add flour; stir 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in warm cream. Increase heat to medium; whisk constantly until mixture is thick and smooth, about 4 minutes. Remove sauce from heat.  Cool slightly.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to large bowl. Mix in sauce, spinach, cheese (reserving 2 tablespoons for later), salt, pepper and nutmeg. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature. Stir over low heat until just lukewarm before continuing.)
Using electric mixer, beat egg whites in large bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into spinach mixture in 2 additions. Transfer to prepared baking dishes. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of grated cheese. Bake until puffed and set about 20 minutes

14 comments:

  1. Wow they look so appetizing! What is a good replacement for Asiago cheese?

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  2. Wow. You have outdone yourself on this one. The soufflés look BEAUTIFUL! I love the last shot.

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  3. That souffle looks gorgeous. What a fabulous job. A+++++!

    Cheers!

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  4. Those photos are just like in a magazine, Sarah... you have really got your photo mojo working.. and the recipe sounds mmm good!

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  5. How delicious! I love those blue souffle dishes too. :)

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  6. Beautiful!!! I can imagine how GOOD they are too.

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  7. Asiago is a great cheese for this, depending how soft or sharp it was, would be good either way!

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  8. Wow Sarah - they're beautiful with a lovely texture.The photo's are amazing too!

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  9. I have not had much success with souffles in the past but I will keep on trying!!

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  10. This looks so creamy and delicious!!;)

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  11. Oh what a wonderful recipe! Looks beautiful!

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  12. Thanks, guys!!! I am sitting here on a friend's ancient computer and it is good to see how the other half sees things! I tell you! We have to keep it sharp!

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  13. Your soufflé looks gorgeous! Knowing it's not easy to make a soufflé, you did great great job! I love the first shot!
    Cheers

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