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Spinach with Japanese Sesame Dressing

  Spinach 1 1⁄2 Pound, tough stalks removed and leaves thoroughly washed (750 Gram)
  Sesame seeds 6 Tablespoon
  Golden caster sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Light soy sauce 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Mirin 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon, toasted
  Boiled rice/Red rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)
  Miso soup 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)

1. Put the washed spinach into a large bowl or saucepan, pour boiling water over the leaves and blanch for 1 minute. Drain immediately and refresh under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well, then chop roughly.
2. Put the sesame seeds and caster sugar into a small food processor or blender and blend to a coarse puree, or use a pestle and mortar. Add the soy sauce, a little at a time, until it becomes a smooth paste. Add the mirin and blend well.
3. Pour the dressing over the spinach and toss well. Spoon the spinach into mounds in small serving bowls and top with the toasted sesame seeds. Serve with plain boiled brown or red rice and a bowl of miso soup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Garnish, Sesame Seed
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1183 Calories from Fat 529

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 64 g97.7%

Saturated Fat 8.9 g44.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.89 mg0.3%

Sodium 4870.5 mg202.9%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g40.9%

Dietary Fiber 29.7 g118.6%

Sugars 14.7 g

Protein 50 g100.8%

Vitamin A 1277.9% Vitamin C 319.5%

Calcium 185% Iron 221%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach With Japanese Sesame Dressing Recipe