Recipes and Cooking Velvet Spinach 3.0 (2) 1 Reviews This vegetable side dish works overtime to dress up any presentation as well as add refreshing flavor. "I swirl it on the plate and top it with roasted chicken or vegetables," Jacques says. "Sometimes I serve it in a ramekin on the side." By Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin Website Jacques Pépin is a culinary extraordinaire. He is a very well-known celebrity chef who focused his career on French cuisine. Jacques is also known for his time spent co-hosting with Julia Child on the PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home.Amongst being an avid television host and renowned chef, Pépin has over 20 cookbooks that focus on technique and his passion for French cuisine. He is also the former owner of La Potagerie.Pépin has expanded his love for culinary arts into teaching and spending time around his foundation, the Jacques Pépin Foundation, which supports free culinary and life skills training through various community organizations. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 12, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound baby spinach 3 tablespoon unsalted butter ¾ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a very large skillet. Add the spinach and push it down into the water to wilt it. Bring the water back to a boil and boil the spinach, uncovered, about 1 minute. Drain the spinach in a colander, reserving a little of the cooking water, and transfer to a blender. Add the butter, salt, and pepper, and blend until the spinach is finely pureed. If the mixture is too thick to process properly, add 1 or 2 Tbsp. of the reserved cooking water and process until smooth. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 104 Calories 9g Fat 4g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 104 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 524mg 23% Total Carbohydrate 4g 1% Protein 3g Vitamin C 32mg 160% Calcium 111mg 9% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 8mg 0% Folate, total 213.7mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.