sesame seeds

Used primarily in seed form and as an flavoring oil, Sesame (ごま) has the ability to add texture and bold, rich, nutty flavor to the dishes in which it is used. In many snacks and salads the whole seeds are used and have a pleasant, light nutty crunch.

Recipes using sesame:

The amber colored oil lends a distinct toasted, almost smoky element when utilized in everything from dressings, soups and sauces to stir fried dishes like nabeshigi (sautéed eggplant).

Or use a dash to add real depth to dishes like ohitashi. Use sparingly though – a little goes a long way!

Pickled Plum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to