Spinach Ohitashi ほうれん草のおひたし

May 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

Spinach is one of my favorite vegetables, it’s easy to handle (I buy pre-washed ones from costco); delicious which ever way you cook it; and it’s extremely nutritious, rich in antioxidants and countless vitamins. It’s widely used in Chinese and Japanese dishes! This recipe is my first and the easiest recipe to cook spinach!

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 pounds/ 680g – Spinach;
  • Sauce:
    • 1/2 table spoon – Dashi powder;
    • 3 table spoon – Water, hot enough to dissolve the dashi powder;
    • 1 table spoon – Soy sauce (less sodium if possible);
  • A little bit – Katsuobushi.

Bring water to boil in a large pan, add a little bit of salt and spinach (divide in 2 badges if your pan is not big enough), let it cook for a couple minute until they are wilted(it should take no longer than that).  Drain spinach in a colander, let cool until it’s not too hot to handle, approximately 30 minutes, then squeeze the water out with your hand gently.  Add sauce, mix well with your hands, form a ball and extract excess liquid.  Garnish with Katsuobushi.

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