Make This: Gomashio, Japanese Sesame Salt

Make This: Gomashio, Japanese Sesame Salt

While reading the March issue of Martha Stewart Living, we came across a recipe for basic steamed edamame (familiar) sprinkled with gomashio (not so much). What is this crunchy condiment? We've also seen a container of it in this Kitchen Tour: Zachary and Family. But it's easy to make your own. In fact, Faith posted a recipe a couple of years ago: • D.I.Y. Sesame Salt Gomashio is simply toasted sesame seeds ground up with some coarse salt. You can make it in a spice grinder, which would be the easiest way, but we think a mortar and pestle or a food processor would work fine, too. Most gomashio recipes we've seen use white sesame seeds, but you could also use black- which might look cool scattered over a salad or these cold peanut sesame noodles. It would also make a good coating for a piece of fish or meat. Here's the recipe pictured above: • Edamame with Sesame Salt, from Martha Stewart Living Does anyone make their own gomashio? How do you use it? Related: Ingredient Spotlight: Sesame Seeds (Images: James Merrell for Martha Stewart Living; Dana Velden)
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