Despite their small size and humble appearance, sesame seeds boast plenty of flavour. These natural bites of wholesome goodness can be added to all sorts of dishes for great results. Enjoy lots of crunch and a yummy taste each time you sprinkle a handful over your mixing bowl. Keep reading for 5 recipe ideas that you simply must try.
1. Sesame chicken
This Asian themed dish will get people seated in a hurry and for good reason. Start by marinating chunky chicken pieces in a sauce made from Sesame Seeds, Oil and Flour. From there, fry Mushrooms, Spring Onions, Garlic and Coriander Seeds in a pan before adding your chicken and cooking until perfectly tender. Serve with fluffy white rice and you’ll be good to go. We love this humble offering because it’s easy to make and will leave your tummy full for the whole night.
2. Sesame seed brittle
Want to impress your dinner guests with something that looks as good as it tastes? Try this sesame seed brittle recipe. These sweet pieces have plenty of crunch and will leave everyone reaching for more. To begin, mix Honey, Sugar and Water in a thick bottomed saucepan over medium heat and stir until a smooth consistency forms (approx. 3 minutes). Add raw Sesame Seeds and continue stirring, watching for a change in colour to amber-caramel (approx. 5-10 minutes). Take saucepan off the heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract. Pour onto a baking sheet and allow to cool until hardened. Once set, break into pieces and prepare to share.
If you like Middle Eastern food, then you’ll love adding tahini to your cooking repertoire. This Sesame Seed paste is used to make traditional hummus and can be added to a bunch of other dishes too. Simply roast Sesame Seeds in a pan over medium heat until the seeds darken slightly and release a wonderful aroma. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, before blending in a food processor to make a crumbly paste. Add 4 tablespoons of a neutral-flavoured oil and blend for 2 minutes. The tahini will be ready to eat when you’re left with a smooth and pourable consistency.