This is good enough to serve as a first course with triangles of fried bread or brioche, but it goes just as well with roast or grilled meats.
Melt half the butter in a pan and fry the pine kernels until golden brown. Melt the remaining butter in a large pan. Add the spinach and cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the currants, pine kernels, and salt and pepper to taste, and cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve.
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