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Description: Tiny pearly-white seeds with nutty taste.
Contains: Hulled Sesame Seeds
Usage: Recipes for Sesame Seed
Storage: Store in a cool dry place, away from heat, light, and humidity.
Sesame seeds are used as a seasoning in baked goods, candies, salads, and other savory dishes are often used as a garnish for breads, rolls, crackers, and snacks. Sesame seeds are also valued for their oil content. These flat, tiny seeds have a rich, nutty, sweet flavor which allows them to be used creatively. They were originally grown in Africa and India and date back as early as 3000 B.C..
Typically, the sesame seed is pale white in color, but can also be found in shades of black and brown. Sesame is an annual plant which has a velvety, undivided leaf, on which one to three flowers appear on the leaf axils. The fruit are tiny, long, flat, pear shaped capsules containing numerous small seeds. Despite the fact that these seeds contain a large amount of oil, they are almost odorless. When roasted, they release a sweet fragrance and a pleasant nutty taste. Sesame is very rich in protein and the seeds contain up to 40% edible oil. Crushed sesame seeds are used to prepare a spicy paste called tahihi, which is frequently used in middle eastern cooking. Sesame seed oil is very popular in Asian dishes.
Asian Slaw Dressing
Over medium heat, in dry skillet, brown sesame seeds lightly for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly. In bowl, mix seeds with remaining ingredients; whisking until sugar dissolves.
Pork Kabobs with Sesame Seeds
Thread pork loin evenly on to 8 skewers; brush with sesame oil. Stir together soy sauce and remaining ingredients. Grill pork kabobs, covered with lid, over medium high heat, 3-4 minutes on each side, brushing often with soy sauce mixture. Serve on a bed of couscous with grilled vegetables on the side.
Sesame Grilled Asparagus
Soak skewers or toothpicks in water 1 hour before using; drain. Snap of bases of asparagus and discard. Skewer 4-5 asparagus spears together; one about 1 inch below the tips and one about 1 inch above the bottom to make "rafts". Leave a little space between spears. In a small bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, and garlic; stir to mix. Brush on rafts on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place asparagus rafts on grill and cook until nicely browned, turning to brown both sides. Sprinkle with sesame seeds as they grill. Serve as rafts, or unskewered.
Remove stems from spinach; wash leaves thoroughly, and pat dry. Tear into bite size pieces. Combine spinach, romaine, and green onion in a large bowl, and set aside. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, and honey in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Pour over salad just before serving and toss gently. Sprinkle salad with toasted sesame seeds.
Pork Tenderloin with Sesame Seeds
Marinate pork in soy sauce, oil, ginger, and garlic for 4 hours or overnight. Drain and discard marinade. Toast sesame seeds. Place pork on rack in roasting pan. Combine honey and brown sugar; spoon over pork. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or to 160 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Sesame Chicken Supreme
Sprinkle chicken with seasonings; dredge in flour. Combine egg and water. Dip chicken and coat with seeds. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Combine oil and butter in heavy skillet; sauté chicken. combine remaining ingredients; bring to boil and cook till thickened. Return chicken to skillet to coat with sauce. Serve with rice.
Split each pita horizontally into 2 rounds; stack and cut into wedges; arrange on baking sheets. Mix butter and pepper; spread over split sides of pita triangles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes.