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Soy and Sesame Spinach

Soy and Sesame Spinach


  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Fill a bowl with ice water and set it nearby. Salt the pot generously, then blanch spinach in it for 30 seconds, until tender. Drain spinach and shock it immediately in ice-water bath. Drain again and squeeze spinach to get rid of any excess water.
  2. In a bowl, stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper and garlic. Add spinach and toss thoroughly. Garnish with sesame seeds.


  • Reprinted from Koreatown: A Cookbook. Copyright © 2016 by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard. Photograph copyright © 2016 by Sam Horine. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.
  • Photo credit: Sam Horine


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