Japanese Spinach with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of spinach
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp superfine sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tbs dashi stock or warm water with a pinch of dashi-no- moto (available at Asian grocery's)
  • First make the peanut sauce.
  • Grind the peanuts in a food processor.
  • Transfer the crushed nuts to a small mixing bowl and stir in the soy sauce, sugar and dashi stock.
  • When well mixed, the sauce will look like runny peanut butter.
  • Blanch the spinach for 30 seconds in rapidly boiling water until the leaves are wilted.
  • Drain and cool under running water for 30 seconds.
  • Drain again and lightly squeeze out the excess water.
  • Add the peanut sauce to the spinach in a blow and mix gently.
  • Serve on individual plates.

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