Monday, June 11, 2007

Sautéed Komatsuna with Basil

Komatsuna is a typical Japanese leafy vegetable. It is often called Japanese Mustard Spinach in the US supermarkets. Young leaves, stalks and flower shoots are used in salad and stir-fry.

2 tsp olive oil

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/3 cup (2 ounces) pine nuts

10 ounces komatsuna leaves

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp pepper

2 cups basil leaves

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium and add the spinach, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until spinach wilts, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the basil and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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