best frozen creamed spinach???
- rebressler Apr 1, 2002 01:35 PM
I'm looking for all opinions on who makes the best frozen creamed spinach. Available in NYC will be helpful, but overall best even if I have to search for it high and low is fine too!!
I've lived here all my life and the only frozen CS i've ever seen is Seabrook Farms. It's good enough for me!
Funny you should ask--I was recently wondering that myself after I bought (ugh!) Green Giant and found it disgustingly inedible.
I do eat Seabrook for lunch sometimes, but I wish I could find one that tasted homemade. Seabrook has a subtle chemical taste, but I put parmesan or chevre on it, which helps.
Frozen chopped spinach is a decent product - - C&K is a good brand. Even Marcella Hazan approves of it for cooked dishes, and she's the pickiest cook in the world. But it only takes a few seconds to thaw the stuff in the microwave, drain, then stir in the cream, a pinch of salt, a whisper of nutmeg if you're that kind of person, then simmer on the stove for a minute or two to blend the flavors. This is one case where the real stuff is definitely worth the extra pot to wash, and takes really no more time.
A brand available in my stores is "Tabachnik"--I found it much better than either Green Giant or Seabrook Farms, although it does have a decidedly onion-y taste--I add a little salt and plenty black pepper. I believe Tabachnik is Kosher and geared towards the Jewish consumer--I find it in larger supermarkets here in NYC in the frozen food "ethnic" shelves. I can also be found in smaller supermarkets that are located in neighborhoods with Slavic/Jewish clientele.