If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family.
4 to 6 Servings
1 bunch (*about 300g) Spinach
Salt for cooking Spinach
1 to 2 sheets Nori
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 to 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds, add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make sauce. *See ‘How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag’.
- Wash Spinach well and blanch in boiling salted water. Drain and cool under cold water to stop cooking further, drain well and squeeze to remove excess water.
- Cut off the bottom ends of Spinach, make 2 or 3 logs in even thickness. Squeeze well to remove excess water. Place 1/2 sheet of Nori on a flat surface, place a log of Spinach, and tightly roll it up. Set aside until Nori gets moist. Repeat with remaining Spinach.
- Cut into bite sized pieces. Drizzle the sesame sauce over just before serve.