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Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Sauteed Spinach (Shigumchi Namul)

When I take friends to a Korean restaurant, I always feel I spend more time explaining than actually eating. Whenever a dish is placed on the table, everyone points and asks, "What's that?" as they wave their chopsticks cautiously about ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 8 to 10
  • 3 bunches spinach
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Step 1Carefully wash the spinach; remove the stems and drain.

Step 2Heat the oil in a large, flat skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add half the spinach and cook until the leaves become limp. Add the rest of the spinach, and cook until wilted. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled, sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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