Sesame Spinach Salad

Sesame Spinach Salad
Sesame Spinach Salad
1 1/2 lbs. spinach, stemmed and rinsed
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 T. soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
2 T. toasted sesame seeds
In large pan, bring about 3 cups water to boil.  Add half the spinach until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.  Spoon out spinach into strainer then transfer to a bowl of ice water.  Repeat with remaining spinach.  Strain spinach from ice water and remove as much water as possible.  You can use paper towers to ring the water out of the spinach.
Combine the wine, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.  Mix dried out spinach with the dressing and chill up to 4 hours.  
When ready to serve, divide spinach into 4 or 6 cylindrical bundles.  Squeeze bundles to compact the leaves.  Place bundle on plate then drizzle with some of remaining dressing and top with toasted sesame seeds.  
This dish is colorful, healthy and fairly simple to prepare.  It is a perfect side to tuna, salmon or any other light fish.  The ingredients in the spinach salad are worth buying.  They last and we will be sure to use them again in recipes to come!!  It will help make things even more simple later!! 
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