Japanese Sesame Seasoning

Makes about 1 3/4 cups

This traditional Japanese seasoning, called gomashio, is made of toasted sesame seeds and sea salt. It adds a burst of nutty, salty flavor to any dish. Try sprinkling some over steamed rice and vegetables.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method: 

Toast sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are toasted and take on an orange hue. Remove to a plate to cool.

Add salt to the same dry skillet. Stir constantly, toasting the salt for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt to sesame seeds.

When cooled, transfer the mixture to a food processor and process to a powdered consistency, breaking the seeds up as much as possible, but stopping before mixture forms a paste. Store the gomashio in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 1 tsp/1.7-wt., 10 calories (10 from fat), 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 0g protein
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