|2½ tablespoon||Sesame seeds|
|2 tablespoons||Miso; light, see * Note|
|¼ pounds||Fresh spinach|
|1 tablespoon||Peanut oil|
* Note: Fermented soybean paste; available in Japanese or Oriental markets.
Heat a wok or frying pan and add the sesame seeds. Stir over medium-high heat until they are lightly toasted. Cool the seeds and crush them with a mortar and pestle or food blender. Mix with the miso and sugar. Wash the spinach and drain well. Heat a wok or frying pan and add the oil. Stir-fry the spinach just until it collapses. Remove from the wok. Stir the miso and sesame paste into the spinach.
Comments: The Japanese immigrants quickly learned to give common American vegetables flavors that reminded them of the old country. I think this is such a dish. I really do love this served as a cold vegetable side dish.
However, it may be served either hot or cold.
Recipe Source: THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith From the 01-30-1991 issue - The Springfield Union-News
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