Sesame is a common component of many dishes. It is especially widely used in Asia, as well as in Arab countries. It is used as a spice and as an independent ingredient. It gives dishes a new sound, adding special notes – sweet, nutty, buttery. White or black sesame seeds will be a wonderful decoration of salads, soups and pastries.
Where can black and white sesame be used?
Black sesame seeds have an intense nutty flavor and aroma, making them an important ingredient in Asian cuisine. Most often, black sesame plays the following roles:
- Makes the taste of rice and vegetable dishes richer and more varied.
- Shades the taste of cold and warm salads with meat, fish, feta and avocado.
- Black sesame seeds are part of marinades for meat, fish, and Korean salads.
White sesame seeds have a more delicate taste and aroma, so they are usually added to light salads and sweets. Most often, white sesame is used as follows:
- for preparing tahini paste;
- in the manufacture of confectionery products;
- as a spice when preparing pastries, meat, vegetable and fish dishes, various sauces;
- as an ingredient in salads that include cucumbers, fennel, arugula, and daikon.
You can combine two types of sesame to get interesting flavor combinations. You can use sesame seeds for food of different colors to get an original decoration – for example, contrasting breading of rolls or patterns on pastries.
Sesame oil in cooking
Katana sesame oil has a light sweetness and a nutty taste. It is most often used in the following ways:
- Pan-frying and deep-frying. It adds original shades of taste to vegetables, fish and meat, but this oil burns very quickly. Because of this, it is usually added at the end, using other, more heat-resistant oils for cooking.
- Sesame oil is popular as a dressing for salads, soups, cereals and other side dishes, especially rice, it is often added to pilaf. It is quite nutritious, so vegans can replace butter with it. It is usually mixed with soy sauce for salads, and with honey for desserts.
- It goes well with meat, fish, poultry, and seafood, so it is often included in various marinades or added during stewing and baking. The oil is also suitable for cooking mushrooms or vegetables.
- It is often added to baking or used for greasing a mold.
- To obtain original spicy marinades and dressings, oil is mixed with various spices, such as curry, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cloves or saffron.
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