Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Soufflé
I have always loved savory souffles. A chef friend's lobster souffle blew my mind back in the day. If you're feeling luxuriously creative, adding an ounce or 2 per portion of cooked lobster to this recipe will NOT ruin your day.
Although this recipe did work out fine in our beautiful Bella Sun Luci test kitchen, I have two small pieces of technical advice for you, which your souffle, and guests, will thank you.
- Use back yard or farmers' market eggs.
- Don't just drain off the cooked spinach liquid, but wait for the spinach to be cool enough and then squeeze out, by hand, any excess liquid.
Bon chance mes amis!
- *You will need four ceramic ramekins for this dish
- 8 large eggs, cracked and beaten with 1 oz heavy cream, 1 TB grated parmesan, salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp Bella Sun Luci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cups baby spinach, de-stemmed (reserve four or more perfect leaves for garnish)
- 4 tsp Bella Sun Luci ready to eat sun-dried tomatoes, Greek variety bag, Basil variety bag, zesty pepper or original flavor variety bags (reserve four nice pieces for garnish)
- 1 TB unsalted butter, plus a little more for greasing the ramekins
- 4 pinches of flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 (do not use convection).
- In the olive oil, sauté the garlic until it's a light yellow color then add the spinach, a pinch of salt and sauté until just cooked.
- Drain off any liquid, and remove to a bowl and set aside.
- When room temperature, add to the egg-cream mixture and mix well.
- Grease the ramekins and sprinkle a pinch of flour onto the butter.
- Pour in your mixture.
- Top each with the reserved sun-dried tomato piece.
- Place the ramekins into a baking dish and add WARM water so the water is ¼ - ⅓ of the way up the side of the ramekins (like a Bain-Marie).
- Bake 7-9 minutes, until the eggs puff up.
- Remove from the oven, garnish each with a spinach leaf and serve hot.