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Gen. Chat “(Simpler) Cookin' with Kirei” by Kirei the Klown

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Kirei the Klown 14 years ago on 05/29/05
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'Twas about time for another edition. The recipe this time is for "Greco-japanese Spinach" - basically, sauteed spinach with pine nuts and tamari. I was doubtful as to how good it would come out years ago when I tried it, but DAMN, the flavors mesh well! Spinach is very good for you, and pine nuts are an aphrodisiac, so this might make a good veg accompaniment for a romantic dinner. This recipe makes about enough for 2.

Ingredeints:
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. pine nuts
4 cups baby spinach
4 tsp. tamari

Tools: cuting board, knife (French kinfe works well, but i used a paring knife because it was clean and dry), small-medium saute pan, and a pair of tongs (or at least a long-handled spoon). Though I forgot to put the last 2 tools in the pic...
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach1.jpg

1. First, rough-chop the pine nuts so you've broken most of them - it's rough, though, so don't obsess. Chopping just helps distribute the pieces throughout the final product.
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach2.jpg

2. Next, put the olive oil in the saute pan and place over medium heat until the oil's consistency appears thin, like water. Add the chopped pine nuts to the pan (they should hiss slightly when they hit the hot oil).
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach3.jpg

3. Allow the pine nuts to toast in the oil for about 3-5 minutes, while gently shaking the pan so that the pine nuts get toasted evenly to a nice golden brown. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the spinach. (Note: you can use regular, full-grown spinach for this too, but then you have to de-stem it to avoid getting mouthfulls of tough, stringy stem. Baby spinach is easier by far.)
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach4.jpg

4. Use the tongs to stir the spinach carefully as it wilts - if the spinach is hissing and you start to smell burning, add a teensy sprinkle of water to the pan. Keep stirring until the spinach is all wilted (but still green; don't over cook!) and well-combined with the pine nuts, about 2 minutes.
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach5.jpg

5. Add the tamari to your taste and stir into the spinach.
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach6.jpg

6. Bowlify that tasty dish and enjoy! I suggest bowls only because this is invariably a rather juicy dish that will usually run onto other things on your plate, which isn't always good.
http://ob.tengoku.us/KireiChibi/gjspinach7.jpg (peering over bowl edge optional)

This takes probably less than 10 minutes to prepare and cook. Simple, tasty, seductively harmonic. Try it out sometime, especially if you're bored with plain spinach.





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Feuilly 14 years ago on 05/29/05
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I swear if I can summon the strength tomorrow I'll finally post an edition for the OB cookery. Right now, back to bed with my 99.7 fever!
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Lorenzosama 14 years ago on 05/29/05
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i will have to try that. Thanks!
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Kirei the Klown 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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who else shall try my tasty greens bedizened with golden pignolis and amber au jus? Who will GIVE IN TO DELICIOUSNESS?
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xfusionx 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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You can actually eat spinach?
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Lady 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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What's tamari, exactly? Is it a soy sauce?
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Kirei the Klown 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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Yes, pretty much. It's a little stronger than your standard Kikkoman fare, though, and is made almost entirely from fermented soybeans as opposed to soy sauce, which is made with more wheat along with soy.

It's sooo goood. In theory, you can use soy sauce in place of it in this recipe, but it's SUCH a tasty soy sauce-like condiment that it's worth getting just to try it, IMO. Sometime I put a drop on my fingertip just to taste the tamari goodness. Mmmm.
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Fievel 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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I've actually had something very similar to this at a friend's house. Good times.
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AngelMeatPie 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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I am on a diet. o.o I hope this is healthy. o.o
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Fievel 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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Olive oil, pine nuts and spinach? You don't get much healthier. You know...without excercising.
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Kirei the Klown 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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It's healthy; the only "bad" parts are salt (in tamari) and fat (from olive oil and nuts). If you're worried about the fat calories, use less olive oil and nuts. But really, the ultimate amount is pretty low, and it's "good" fat anyway. Plus it gives you some satisfaction in your stomach like no fat-free meal can!
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Ashe 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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Spinach and pine nuts = two of my favorite foods.

You are the food goddess.
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Lady 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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I left out pine nuts, and made this with soy instead of temari. I think next time I'll toss in some green beans and freshly chopped garlic (all I could find in the kitchen was powdered, sadly). Fast and easy!
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Kirei the Klown 14 years ago on 05/31/05
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Mmm, yeah, green beans n garlic with the added bonus of spinach. Sounds tasty indeed!

Thank you Ashe; when my legions gain control of this earthly orb, you shall not be smited.
 
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Sushicaddy 14 years ago on 05/31/05
Tamari shoyu is also known as "dark" soy-sauce.
Koikuchi shoyu is regular soy sauce
Usukuchi shoyu is "light" (as in color, not calories) soy sauce
Shiro Shoyu is white or clear soy sauce.

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