Cheesy spinach parcels

Cheesy spinach parcels

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 4

An impressive starter to your meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
450
protein
12g
carbs
42g
fat
27g
saturates
11g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
2.22g

Ingredients

  • 225g fresh spinach, washed
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 25g walnuts or pine nuts, roughly chopped
  • 75g vegetarian cheddar, grated
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tsp walnut oil
  • 25g butter, melted
  • 12 squares filo pastry, each measuring 16cm x 16cm

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Place spinach in a pan and stir over a high heat until wilted. Strain, squeeze out as much liquid as possible, then roughly chop.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, sauté shallot until softened. Add walnuts, then fry for 2-3 mins. Remove from heat, stir in spinach, cheese, nutmeg, cream and seasoning.
  3. Mix walnut oil with butter. Brush a thin coating on a piece of pastry. Place another piece on top with corners at a different angle, brush with the butter and repeat with one more piece. Place a spoonful of spinach mix in the centre, bring up corners of pastry and pinch in the middle to form a parcel. Repeat to make remaining parcels, then transfer to a greased baking tray. Brush parcels with remaining butter and oil. Bake for 20 mins until golden.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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elza24's picture
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Were easy to make though it was my first time doing anything with filo pastry. But were a little too salty for my taste and I usually put salt on everything.

stephp7's picture

these would be nice with duck and plum sauce for a meaty version!!

altpink's picture
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These were absolutely delicious and really easy to make!

cookletbethy's picture
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If this is the same recipe I used last christmas, then its fantastic! Really easy to make and great for vegetarians like myself. 5/5- Fab!

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