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Spinach with Walnut Paste

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
*1 bundle spinach (350g/ 12oz)
*60g/ 2oz walnuts
*2 tbsp sugar
*1 tbsp soy sauce
*1/2 tbsp "Mirin" sweet cooking sake

1 Cut off roots of spinach from about 3cm above. Cut the spinach into 3-4cm lengths and separate the leaves and stems. Add a pinch of salt to a pot of boiling water and boil the spinach, stems first.

2 Boil the spinach for a minute or two, and place under cold running water. Wring out extra water by squeezing a fistful at a time.

3 Roast the walnuts lightly and remove the skin with a toothpick or pointed end.

4 Grind rather finely roasted walnuts with a mortar and pestle. Add sugar, soy sauce and "Mirin" and mix together.

5 Pour drops soy sauce on spinach and give it another squeeze. Mix with walnuts paste.

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