We are taking some good ideas from an Italian approach and a Japanese approach. I made this as a small luncheon plate rather than a full-blown main dish.
Use sushi-grade yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). Bluefin tuna (T. maccoyii, T. thynnus, T. orientalis) are endangered; and white...
Black Sesame Seed and Peppercorn Encrusted Seared Tuna Steaks
This was last night's dinner for two! It was quite delicious, and oh so simple to prepare. I used black sesame seeds but a mix of white and black seeds would be fine, or whatever you prefer. The tuna steaks were marinated in a...
We used to have a gas cooker (rings and oven) which made this slightly easier, but now only have electric. There are still ways around the issues for charring the aubergines, you just have to get creative. You can use a blow torch, you can use a barbeque, you can use a camping stove, or you...
With experimentation, I have established that if you are after a really smooth tahini, you need to be using white sesame seeds. Unhulled, brown sesame seeds will give you a slightly grainer, more bitter tahini as will black sesame seeds (obviously these will give you a black tahini). So bare...
I only have my photocopy of this recipe but I have made these squares many times and they really do look like this picture.
I use a square tin 20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 inch which makes 16 pieces but you could use a 20 x 30 cm tin / 8 x 12 inch and cut into 15 slices.
125g / 4½oz /1cup...
Real simple dish that has a wonderfully fresh flavor.
I made some sesame oil by roasting sesame seeds in some oil
Lemon zest/Lemon juice
Lightly coat the tuna in oil. Add a smidgen of salt and pepper to both sides of the Tuna. Squeeze a...
50g white sesame seeds
25g black sesame seeds
50g chopped nuts of your choice
25g dried red fruit (your choice but it must be dried)
75g brown rice syrup
45g water (aka 3tbsp!)
pinch of salt
First of all prepare your area with some greaseproof/non-stick paper, a rolling pin...
I was thinking about a beer batter recipe for wrapping a hardboiled egg into. But I came across a problem. We didn't have any beer plus it was a week night and we don't generally drink during the week - the remaining beer would have needed to be consumed before you ask!
So I decided to...
I recently bought a bottle of sesame oil for an Asian dish I was making and the oil looks and smells amazing when it is in the pan. I would like to use it for other dishes, but do not have much experience with this kind of oil. What do you use sesame oil for?