Seasonal Recipes

Spinach Ohitashi

1 cup Dashi
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
1 bunch mature spinach or any seasonal greens, trimmed
Kosher salt
Bonito flakes (for serving)

  • Combine dashi, soy sauce, and mirin in a small bowl. 

  • Cook spinach in a large pot of boiling salted water just until wilted and bright green, a matter of seconds. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of lightly salted ice water; let cool. Drain and squeeze out excess liquid from greens. Pack into a cylinder shape. Cut in half crosswise or into bite-size lengths. 

  • To serve, divide greens among bowls and top with broth. Scatter bonito flakes over top.