Spinach Japanese Style
|Spinach||1 1⁄4 Pound|
|Japanese soy sauce||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Monosodium glutamate||1 Pinch|
|White sesame seeds||6 Tablespoon|
1 Trim the spinach leaves, picking out the small leaves with thin, tender stalks.
2 Wash them thoroughly.
3 In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch the spinach for a maximum of 2 minutes.
4 Drain very thoroughly.
5 Allow to cool.
6 Do not squeeze out the moisture.
7 For the sauce: In a saucepan, mix the soy sauce with 3 tbsp water, sugar, and monosodium glutamate, if used.
8 Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
9 Let cool.
10 On 4 individual serving plates, arrange the spinach.
11 Moisten with the soy dressing.
12 Sprinkle with Katzuobushi or the sesame seeds and serve.