August 9, 2014

Sesame Spinach Tofu

Having vegetables can be super simple or super hard.
It's really how to go about it.  Yesterday for lunch I had some 
sesame spinach with tofu as a side dish.  

It's a no brain-er.   First, wash your spinach because there
is often soil around the stems. Boil some water and once the
water boils- turn the stove off and toss your spinach in the pot.

The spinach will wilt right before your eyes. It takes about 1 minute.
Strain it and add 1-2 teaspoons of sesame oil.  

Take firm tofu (about 2 X 2" cube) and squeeze it over the sink
with a disposable glove or a cheese cloth. Once the excess water 
is out of the tofu, simply add the tofu to the spinach.

For the seasonings- add a drizzle of soy sauce or a sprinkle of salt.
One or the other not both. I like to add a minimal about of red pepper
flakes (cayenne or spicy paprika is ok too)

That's it. Spinach is a common side dish in Korean cuisine plain
by itself but adding the tofu makes it a little bit heartier.

If you REALLY wanted to cultivate it and put a twist on it...
you could add some grated parmesan cheese on it also!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food.........  day 9 of 31 days