Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)
12 sheets filo pastry
1kg spinach washed and stems removed
1 tbsp salt
250g feta cheese
100g ricotta cheese
1 tbsp chopped dill
1 tbsp chopped mint
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1. Place the spinach leaves into a colander and sprinkle over the salt. Allow the spinach to rest for ten minutes. Squeeze excess water from spinach using your hands. Add spinach in a new bowl with the feta, ricotta, nutmeg, pepper, eggs and herbs. Mix well, set aside for later
2. preheat oven to 200c.
3. To make snake. Place one piece of filo onto a clean work surface. Drizzle a little olive oil over filo sheet and place some of the spinach mixture at the bottom end of the fillo sheet leaving a 2cms from the border. Roll the filo up gently ensuring it is shaped like a coil and place into a well greased round baking dish. Repeat with the remaining filo sheets and filling. Brush a generous amount of olive oil over the filo and bake in oven for 45 mins until golden.
Calories per serving : 280
I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.
I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.
I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.
I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
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