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Japanese Spinach & Sesame Salad Recipe

Japanese Spinach & Sesame Salad Recipe

Our Wagyu steaks are sourced from British and Australian farms and estates. But Wagyu’s origins date back to Japan. So today’s recipe pays homage to that heritage with a Japanese side dish called Horenso Gomaae, which is a Japanese Spinach and Sesame Salad.


1 bunch of spinach (225-250g)
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tsp sugar
4–5  tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sake or mirin 


Bring a pot of water to a boil and place spinach in stem side first.

Cook the spinach for 30 seconds and then immediently strain and rinse with cold water. 

Squeeze out excess moisture and water. Gather the spinach and roughly chop the spinach 3-4 times and then place it into a bowl.

Add the toasted sesame seeds to a suribachi (motor / grinding bowl) and grind with surikogi (pestal / wooden stick) and roughly grind the sesame seeds (does not have to all be grinded).

Add the sugar, soy sauce and sake/mirin and mix together. 
Pour the dressing over the spinach and toss together. Serve and enjoy! 


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