Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Toasted Sesame Spinach

Were getting our garden going.  There's nothing like fresh greens right out of the garden.  And fresh spinach in a salad, or on a sandwich, or lightly cooked is unbelievable.

Toasted Sesame Spinach
Try this delicious dish the next time your tossing a rib eye on the grill.  Remember, spinach reduces in volume dramatically when you cook it.

1 Sprinkle of Japanese chile powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 10 oz. bunches spinach, trimmed and washed
3 TBL White sesame seeds
2 TSP Dark sesame oil

1. Just before sautéing rinse the spinach well and placed it in a large pan with the water still clinging. Cover and cook on med-high for about 3 minutes, until the spinach just wilts. Place in a colander and allow to cool enough to handle, but not until cold.
2. While the spinach is cooling toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan by shaking back and forth over medium heat until they begin to change color and you smell that toasting smell. Immediately remove from heat.
3. Go back to the spinach and squeeze as much of the cooking liquid out of the spinach as is possible. Chop the spinach and stir in all other ingredients.
4. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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