Spinach with Sesame Seeds , Japanese Goma-Ae Recipe

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Submitted by msheeran

Makes 2 servings



A little high in sodium, but you can control that by how much soy sauce you use. This recipe is a GREAT way to enjoy spinach, whether you usually do or not. If you don't tend to like spinach, you may find that the nuttiness of the sesame seeds and the sweetness of the sugar balance out the natural bitterness of the spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for spinach with sesame seeds , Japanese goma-ae

1 bunch spinach, raw
1 tbsp sesame seed, toasted and ground
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce, such as Eden Organic Shoyu

Recipe Directions for spinach with sesame seeds , Japanese goma-ae

  1. Toast sesame seeds in dry saute pan over high heat. Stir constantly. Remove from pan quickly when seeds are medium brown and you hear a lot of cracking. Grind with mortar and pestle or in small food processor. Grinding breaks the hull and makes the nutrients accessible for digestion.

  2. Rinse spinach well. Steam until bright green, or as done as you like.

  3. Drain and rinse under cold water. Gather up leaves and squeeze as much liquid out as you can.

  4. Toss with sesame seeds, sugar, and soy sauce. Alter amounts of seasoning to suit your taste.

  5. Also good with kumquat zest!

  6. Use the liquid for some other cooking if you can, as it has nutrients in it as well. One suggestion is to use it as the liquid for miso soup.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
81
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
586mg
24%
Potassium
987mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 319% Vitamin C 79%
Calcium 21% Iron 30%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in calcium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • Very high in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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