Prepare ahead vegetables, great for a Sunday lunch
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Blanch the spinach up to 24 hours ahead, drain and dry it, then refrigerate. Bring it to room temperature before proceeding. The butter can be clarified up to 2 weeks in advance and kept refrigerated.
What's a 'Spider'?
This is a wire-mesh shallow ladle with a long handle that Chinese chefs use to fling food in and out of woks. You can use it in this instance for scooping spinach out of the water.