Espinacas a la Catalana


2 Pounds of Spinach
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 Cup cured ham or bacon
1/2 Cup pinenuts
1/2 Cup raisins
1/3 Cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper

After washing the spinach with water, boil for 5 minutes with just a little bit of water (1 1/2 Cup approximately). Remove from heat and let them rest in a colander. Press the spinach with a spoon so you take the water out.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic (cut in small pieces) and sauté until turns golden brown. Set aside, removing the olive oil. Use the heated olive oil to stir fry the ham or bacon, and the raisins. When the raisins get inflated, add the pinenuts, and wait until they also turn brown. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the spinach and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. After five minutes, your dish is ready to be served.