Sesame oil: what should I do with a quart of it?
I didn't even know it came in such a large quantity until a friend misunderstood my request and came back from the store lugging a giant bottle! I do know it goes rancid pretty quickly; any suggestions?
Seems like I use toasted sesame oil in almost everything I cook...Stir-fries (begin w/ about a tablespoon and some chopped garlic and the smell will make you think you died and went to heaven). Marinades for beef, chicken, and pork. Salad Dressings...Also tastes great on steamed veggies with a little soy sauce and garlic.
I have a friend who eats nothing but steamed rice w/ sesame oil, sesame seeds and soy sauce with a side of kimchee.
And every once in a while I'll make an omelet w/ sake and green onions and fry it in sesame oil. Top with sesame seeds, serve w/ steamed rice and you've got dinner. or lunch. or breakfast. :o)
My mom used to be toasted sesame oil by the quart. And we (family of 4) went through it pretty quickly.
I agree with the posters who say that you need to differentiate between toasted and regular. Its uses will be different. And to third Gio's comment, you can use it as a massage oil or just for lubrication. I know some massage therapists who use it when working. But they use the regular one as the toasted one may be a bit too aromatic for their clients.
Sesame oil is a basic ingredient in many Korean recipes. If you have the dark roasted oil, and the flavor is too strong for your standard frying, you can mix it with other lighter oils like corn or soybean oil.
Use it in marinades, sauces, dressings, stir fry, as flavoring in soups, chili pastes, or just drizzle some on steamed veggies.
is it the toasted/roasted dark sesame oil? the really strong-flavored, condiment one?
if so, here is a start: http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2007/04/gingered-coleslaw.html
i know hannaone will give you lots of great ideas!!! e.g., my bookmarks of late:)
or korean short ribs: http://www.chow.com/recipes/11380
I keep my sesame oil in the fridge and have never had a problem. Sesame oil is used as a condiment.....but can also be used as a fry oil.......it's also a flavorful ingredient in a dressing for a slaw or salad.
I have read that it is a wonderful massage oil and helps with skin problems due to it's high vitamin quanties: B6, E, iron, copper, calcium.