STEAMED SPINACH WITH SWEET SESAME DRESSING

  • STEAMED SPINACH WITH SWEET SESAME DRESSING

STEAMED SPINACH WITH SWEET SESAME DRESSING

Description

(serves 6 as an accompaniment)


This spinach is also very good with steamed rice and grilled fish.

INGREDIENTS

90g (1/2 cup) sesame seeds
90ml(6 tbsp) soy sauce
18g (1 + 1/2 tbsp) sugar

90ml (6 tbsp) mirin
salt and freshly ground pepper
750g spinach leaves (destalked)


METHOD

  • To make Sweet Sesame Dressing: Place sesame seeds into a dry frying pan and toast till they are golden. Place sesame seeds into a mortar (or food processor fitted with a metal blade) with enough soy sauce so that seeds can be crushed with a pestle to resemble a paste. Add remaining soy sauce, sugar and mirin and mix to combine. Season to taste. Cover and refrigerate till required.
  • Fill a steamer base with water and bring to the boil. Add spinach to steamer basket and steam for 3-4 minutes or till tender but still bright green. Drain well.
  • Place dressing into a small non-reactive saucepan and, over gentle heat, bring to the boil. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or till dressing thickens.

related dishes: Gingered Pork Medallions , Moroccan Spiced Couscous


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