Infused with gochujang (Korean chili paste), toasted sesame seeds, and bourbon, this unlikely combination of ingredients is shocking delicious. It can be used as part of all kinds of larger recipes, or simply as a poaching liquid and dipping sauce for clams and other seafood.
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An easy Asian-inspired salad of hearty greens dressed in a sesame dressing.
A spicy burnt garli and sesame condiment for drizzling into pork-based ramen.
Black tahini offers a sweeter, nuttier flavor than tahini made with white sesame seeds. With such black gold at my finger tips, I decided to add it to a hummus that could stand up to it, pigment-wise. The color alone is sure to turn a few heads at your next gathering.
Chicken breasts are one of those go-to dinner making essentials that most folks have stocked in the fridge or freezer for those nights that raise the question, "What's for dinner?" This Sesame Chicken from Lorraine Wallace's Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken takes a classic weeknight dinner dish and gives it a welcome twist.
Bottles of wine and bouquets of flowers make for lovely hostess gifts, but a box of handmade candy says "thanks for inviting me over" in a much more personal fashion. This Black-and-White Sesame Brittle from Kir Jensen's The Sugar Cube is ideal to bring along to any dinner party, simple to make, impressive to gift, and a sweet treat to nibble on after any meal.
These soft peanut butter bars get a flavor boost from toasted sesame seeds and a crunch from puffed cereal.
Made with Middle Eastern sweet sesame paste and studded with cashews, pistachios, and almonds, this ice cream is creamy and nutty and absolutely delicious.
These Bonito Flakes-Black Sesame Yaki Onigiri from The Japanese Grill by Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono were my first encounter with yaki onigiri, and I have to say, they were a smash hit. The onigiri begins with warm rice gently mixed with finely chopped bonito flakes and toasted black sesame seeds. The bonito melts into the rice, flavoring it with a very appealing fishy saltiness.
The last two weeks of sesame have focused on the savory side of the seed. But I promised it was a versatile ingredient, and I aim to deliver this week with a simple, do-it-yourself version of sweet sesame brittle. Crunchy, honey-sweet, exotic, and wholesome, this is candy you can make at home—without the usual exacting precision.
These little beef lollipops are coated in white and black sesame seeds for crunch, steeped in toasted sesame oil for aroma, and dipped in a spicy, fresh, pungent sauce spiked with the oil as well.
It's like an extra serving of the best part of bread; the brown, crunchy, sesame-coated crust in concentrated form.
I got the fresh noodles and Chinese sesame paste for this recipe at Hong Kong Supermarket in New York City, which you can read about on Serious Eats: New York. You should be able to find them at any well-stocked...
The first time I tried kimchi, a spicy Korean concoction of fermented vegetables, a friend of mine had made a stew out of it for a group of friends. The hot, vinegary taste flavored the whole broth, which had tofu...