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50g/2oz White Sesame Seeds

2 Level teasp Sugar

2 tbsp Soy Sauce

90ml/3fl.oz. Dashi Stock

675g/1-1/2lb Fresh Spinach, washed and trimmed






1. Heat a small frying pan until very hot, add the sesame seeds and "toast", stirring constantly, until the seeds are lightly browned and start to pop. Remove from the heat immediately.


2. Reserve one teaspoon of the seeds for garnish, place the remainder in a food processor and process until smooth.


3. Place the processed sesame seeds in a small bowl together with the sugar, soy sauce and stock and mix well until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.


4. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, add the spinach leaves and blanch for 30 seconds only.


5. Drain the spinach well, removing as much moisture as possible.


6. To serve - place the spinach in a mound on a serving platter, pour the sauce over the top and sprinkle with the reserved sesame seeds. Serve at room temperature.

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