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Shiraae (Spinach and Tofu Speciality)

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
*1 silk tofu(soft tofu)
*1 bundle fresh spinach
*2 tbsp sugar
*2 tbsp sesame paste
*2 tsp light soy sauce
*2 tsp miso paste
*Salt to taste

1 Drain the tofu well. Wrap it in paper towel. Press the tofu to remove excess water.

2 Wash the spinach before cooking it.

3 Trim the stem of the spinach. Separate the thicker pieces of the spinach and set apart.

4 Cut the spinach in 3-4 cm length.

5 Boil the water. Just after the water comes to a boil, add the thicker pieces and then add the rest of the spinach.

6 Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the stems are barely tender.

7 Drain the spinach and immerse in cold water.

8 Squeeze the spinach to remove the water. Try to get as much water as possible out of the spinach.

9 Mix the sesame paste, sugar, light soy sauce and miso paste in a bowl.

10 Add the drained tofu and mix well. Add the spinach.

11 Add salt and extra seasoning to your taste.

You have to use fresh spinach, frozen spinach won't do!

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