Korean Marinated Spinach (Sigeumchi Namul)

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 2 Mins Total Time: 7 Mins

Sigeumchi Namul is primarily made from fresh spinach, a leafy green vegetable packed with essential nutrients. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate, iron, and magnesium. These nutrients play crucial roles in maintaining overall health, supporting immune function, and promoting bone health. Spinach is low in calories and carbohydrates but high in fiber, making it an ideal choice for weight management and digestive health.


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  • Wash the spinach thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or grit. Trim off wilted leaves and ends.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the spinach in the boiling water for about 30 seconds, until wilted but still vibrant green.
  • Immediately transfer the blanched spinach to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve its color. Drain the spinach thoroughly and squeeze out any excess water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, sugar, salt, red pepper flakes and green onion. Add the blanched spinach to the bowl with the marinade. Toss gently to coat the spinach evenly with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the spinach marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve chilled as a side dish.

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