Wilted Spinach a la Korean
I have seen Korean dramas where the obedient daughter in law making the mother in law tastes her wilted spinach called sigeumchi-namul. I must admit the stringy wilted spinach looked so appetising! And not only that, spinach is a superfood as it contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
Below is an easy recipe to follow and enjoy.
- 500g spinach, cleaned and washed
- 1-2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 stalk green onion, chopped
- 1½ teaspoon soy sauce
- 1½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
- Boil 10 cups of water in a large casserole or sauce pan.
- Drop in the spinach into the boiling water and blanch quickly for a minute, stirring continuously using a wooden ladle.
- Remove from heat and drain the spinach using a colander, then rinse in cold water.
- Squeeze into a ball to remove excess water
- Mix the spinach with garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds by hand. Korean dramas show the lady/ladies of the house covering their hands with transparent plastic gloves. (gloves are available in most supermarkets in the West)
- Transfer into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the roasted spinach.
- Serve as a side to rice and meats.