Friday, September 19, 2008

Spinach with Sesame Dressing

If you don't like spinach, you might reconsider after you try this. It is insanely simple and the flavor is amazing - a perfect mix of sweet and savory.

The recipe makes extra dressing, which will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.

(from Japanese Home Cooking by Shunsuke Fukushima)

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle
1 large bunch spinach (leaves only)
sesame seeds (for garnish)

Bring soy sauce and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and stir in ground sesame seeds.
Wash spinach leaves well in several changes of cold water.
Half fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
Add spinach, return to a boil, and cook until the spinach is wilted (about a minute).
Drain the spinach and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Toss with a few tablespoons of dressing, then garnish with sesame seeds.
(serves 2)


That Girl said...

I love spinach! And sesame dressing!

Anonymous said...

Spinach is a favorite of mine. I'm going to have to try this, then, huh!

KMAYS said...

I'm a huge fan of spinach, though DH isn't so much (I kind of have to hide it). I could probably eat this as a meal when DH is gone.

Vera said...

What a wonderful way to serve spinach! It must taste fantastic!

Jaime said...

i'd never think of using a sesame dressing w/spinach - yum!

Sophie said...

What a yummy way to use spinach :). Thanks for joining our blogroll over at Key Ingredient :)!