Spinach with Peanut Dressing

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Living Shojin Ryori

Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

  • About

Instead of the more typically used sesame seeds, this recipe uses aromatic roasted peanuts. Other nuts such as walnuts and almonds, or a combination of different nuts, can also be used to make the dressing.

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) spinach
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp raw sugar

Peanut Dressing

  • 4 Tbsp chopped roasted peanuts
  • 4 Tbsp Japanese soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sake
  • 4 tsp raw sugar

Method

Using a surikogi (pestle), finely grind the peanuts in the suribachi (mortar). Add soy sauce, sake and sugar and mix well.

Rinse spinach and trim off the roots. Boil a pot of water and add salt and sugar. Blanch spinach for about 1 minute, then remove and rinse in cold water. Drain and squeeze gently to remove water. Cut lengthwise into equal portions.

Place boiled spinach on 4 individual serving plates and serve with the peanut dressing.