This recipe offers a great way to add something new to standard sautéed spinach. Toasted sesame oil is a dark, almost coffee colored, oil that has a strong, nutty flavor. It is unsaturated, has no trans fats, and is a good source of vitamins E and K. The use of this oil along with ginger, soy and rice vinegar give this dish a distinctly Asian flair. This would be a great accompaniment for Asian Spiced Chicken or a beautiful piece of grilled fish.
SAUTEED SPINACH WITH TOASTED SESAME OIL (Serves 2)
- 2 t. toasted sesame oil
- 1 T. sesame seeds
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 t. minced ginger
- 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed
- 2 t. rice vinegar
- 1 t. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.