Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sesame Salt – Wonder Condiment

I came across this simple recipe when looking at a beef soup recipe from Thailand. It’s a simple condiment of toasted sesame seeds and a little salt. To be honest, I liked it better than the soup. It’s an amazing condiment, using only two ingredients. Together, they become super heroes in the kitchen. (Wonder Twin powers, activate!)

 Sesame salt is perfect for any time when you want to add a bit of extra savoriness to a dish. It’s great over soups, salads, or whatever. Give it a try, and kick up your next dish, sesame style.

 Equipment needed 
Mortar and pestle, spice grinder or food processor
Small skillet
Mixing bowl

1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt

Coarsely grind the sesame seeds in a spice grinder, food processor, or mortar. Cook in a small skillet over medium heat until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the salt. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container in a dark cupboard. Use liberally.

 Makes about 1/3 cup.


Anonymous said...

You do realize corn chowder is not a Mexican soup, don't you? Perhaps a variation on it would be if it was prefaced with MEXICAN-style Corn Chowder, but at it's core, it's roots are not Mexican but Old American, specifically, New England. The oldest recipe I have come across is by Mary Lincoln, founder of the famous Boston Cooking School.

John Newman said...

I didn't know that! It doesn't surprise me, though. Thanks for sharing!