Monday, August 23, 2010

spinach topped with black sesame paste

1 pound bunch of spinach
sesame sauce (recipe below)

sesame sauce:

2 tbsp. black sesame seeds
1 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. mirin
2 tsp. fish broth (can use vegetable broth)

add in all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until everything is well mixed, and a paste starts to develop. about 4-5 mins.

in a large pot bring salted water to a boil. add in spinach and blanch for about 1 min. directly transfer to an ice bath the shock the spinach. drain all of the water off of the spinach and group together by the stems. cut spinach into 1 1/2" pieces the group together. arrange the spinach onto a plate, and spread the sesame sauce on top of the spinach, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

enjoy :)


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