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5 Fun Ways To Use Sesame Seeds In Your Cooking

  • By JC's
  • March 17, 2020
  • In News

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.

 

  • 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. 

 

  • 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 harded. Once set, break into pieces and prepare to share. 

 

  • Tahini 

 

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. 

  • Soba noodles with sesame seeds

Add extra life to succulent soba noodles with this modern touch. Match some perfectly cooked soba noodles with grilled chicken and serve with steamed veggies. From there, drizzle a generous amount of soy sauce over the top and finish with roasted sesame seeds for a brilliant texture. This recipe works best when kept simple and never fails to impress. Be sure to share it with friends and family who matter the most. 

 

 

  • Sesame coconut fish with chilli spinach

Show off your culinary skills with these simple steps. First, prepare a batter by combining sesame seeds, oyster sauce, eggs, brown sugar, desiccated coconut and coriander. Then, spread your marinade over the fish and chill for several hours. From there, place in a hot oven and cook for 5 minutes each side. Finally, serve alongside steamed spinach with chilli flakes and prepare yourself for heaven on a plate.

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