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An Appetizing Side Dish Parboiled Spinach with Sesame Oil

An Appetizing Side Dish Parboiled Spinach with Sesame Oil

This is a super handy and easy-prep recipe for times when you need that one more dish. Try with komatsuna greens or yukina greens.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Spinach
1 bag
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Bonito flakes (optional)
1 packet
Salt
a dash
Or,
Mentsuyu
1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Rinse and chop spinach into bite-sized pieces, then parboil in boiling water with a pinch of salt. Drain and rinse with cold water, then thoroughly squeeze out excess water.
2. In a bowl, combine the spinach, bonito flakes, a dash of salt (or 1 teaspoon men-tsuyu), and sesame oil, then toss evenly. Transfer to a serving dish and serve!

Story Behind this Recipe

Standard boiled spinach is fine, but it can get old from time to time, and my family members won't eat much.
But with a splash of sesame oil, everyone gobbles it up.