Sesame Spinach Salad

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  1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Add half the spinach and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove spinach from water with a strainer and place in a large bowl of ice water until cool; lift out and drain.
  4. Repeat process to cook and cool remaining spinach.
  5. In a large bowl, mix sake, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.
  6. Squeeze or roll spinach tightly in a kitchen towel to remove as much water as possible.
  7. Place in bowl and mix with dressing to coat.
  8. If making salad ahead, cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  9. Divide spinach into six cylindrical bundles and squeeze each tightly to compact the leaves.
  10. Arrange bundles on a serving plate or in individual small, shallow bowls.
  11. Spoon a little of the dressing left in the bowl over each bundle.
  12. Sprinkle each bundle with about 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.
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This is a great made ahead salad that when put into the bundles makes an impressive presentation. Great side for fish dishes.