Sigeumchi Namul (시금치나물) is a common Korean side dish (banchan) made with spinach seasoned with garlic, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
By Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up.
- 5 ounces, weight baby spinach
- 1 Green onion, sliced
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon Toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon Roasted sesame seeds
- Salt to taste
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add spinach and cook for 1 minute. Drain through a fine mesh sieve. Run cold water over the spinach to cool it. Squeeze out any excess water.
Put the spinach in a bowl and break it up with your fingers. Add green onion, garlic, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. Taste and add salt if needed. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top just before serving.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Recipe adapted from Apricosa.