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Spinach with Sesame Seed Dressing Recipe

Spinach with Sesame Seed Dressing Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 3 tablespoons Basic Dashi Stock
    • Pinch of salt
    • 500 g (1 lb) fresh spinach, washed and stems removed
    • 1 teaspoon oil

Method :

    1. Dry-roast (without using oil) the sesame seeds in a large skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Set aside 1 teaspoon of the toasted sesame seeds for garnish. Using a mortar and pestle, grind the remaining seeds into a smooth paste.
    2. Blend sugar, soy sauce, and Basic Dashi Stock with the sesame paste to make the dressing. Set aside.
    3. Drain excess water from the washed spinach. Heat oil over medium heat in wok and add the spinach leaves in several batches, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until leaves have just wilted. Do not overcook.
    4. Place cooked spinach in a colander to squeeze out any excess moisture. Combine spinach and dressing in a small bowl. Serve either hot or at room temperature. Garnish with reserved toasted sesame seeds.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 5 mins