Spinach menemen recipe

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  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 484 calories / serving
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Rustle up this Turkish-inspired breakfast dish, made with chunks of crispy chorizo, sweet baby spinach and perfectly runny eggs. Adding red chilli and a pinch of smoked paprika brings a gorgeous warmth to this easy, one-pan brunch recipe.

In a pan, dry-fry the chorizo until crisp. Set aside until needed.


Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and fry, over a low heat, for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic and spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Stir in the greens and season. Cover and cook for 1 minute, then uncover and continue cooking for 3 minutes more. Fold through the spinach until just wilted.


Pour in the cream and lemon juice. Make
 2 hollows in the mixture and crack an egg into each. Scatter over the chorizo, feta, dill, chilli and paprika. Cook gently for 8 minutes, or until the whites have set.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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  • Ingredients

  • 50g (2oz) chorizo, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 75g (3oz) greens, sliced
  • 150g (5oz) baby spinach leaves
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g (3oz) feta, sliced
  • handful dill leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
  • pinch smoked paprika
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  • Energy 2003kj 484kcal 24%
  • Fat 39.9g 57%
  • Saturates 17.3g 87%
  • Sugars 7.9g 9%
  • Salt 2.9g 48%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.2g Protein 24.5g Fibre 5g

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