GOMAE (JAPANESE SPINACH SALAD)

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Surprìsìngly, thìs dìsh ìs quìte easy to make. After boìlìng the spìnach and cuttìng ìt ìnto portìons, the spìnach ìs added to a delìcìous dressìng made from crushed toasted sesame seeds, mìrìn, sake and sugar. ì was surprìsed at how sìmìlar the taste was to the one we would order at Japanese restaurant. ì was quìte pleased and there were no left-overs as ìt was consumed almost ìmmedìately. What ì lìke about thìs dìsh ìs that ìt’s so healthy, vegetarìan and easy to make. ìt’s also very tasty and dìfferent from the typìcal salads we eat. ì wìll defìnìtely be makìng thìs over and over agaìn!

ìngredìents

1 bag of ready-to-eat spìnach (approx. 200 g)

salt to taste

Sesame Dressìng

1/2 tsp of sake can substìtute wìth 1/2 tsp of cookìng sherry

1/2 tsp of mìrìn can substìtute wìth 1/2 tsp of cookìng sherry

3 tbsp roasted whìte sesame seeds

1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp whìte sugar

ìnstructìons

1.Heat a skìllet to low heat. Toast the sesame seeds by placìng them ìnto the skìllet. When a few of the sesame seeds begìn to pop, remove from the heat.

2.Grìnd the sesame seeds usìng a mortar and pestle. ìf you don’t have access to a motor and pestle, you can grìnd them ìn a food processor.

3.ìn a small bowl, combìne the sesame seeds, soy sauce, sugar, sake and mìrìn. Mìx well.

4.Brìng a large pot of water to a boìl add a pìnch of salt.

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