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Jun 15, 2010 10:24 PM

Toasted Sesame Oil; Committed to Asian food?

I like using toasted sesame oil as much as I can but I can't seem to shake the Asian influence once I add it to a dish. What ways do you use this oil that doesn't involve ginger or soy sauce?

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  1. use it in hummus to replace some of the tahini.

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    1. Try lightly brushing meats with it during grilling.
      Add a drip or two to gravies or sauces (very light touch).
      sub a small amount in oil based dressings.
      A light drizzle on roasted or steamed veggies.

      1. Sesame oil is one of the "secret" ingredients in one of my chili recipes.

        Frankly, I love the stuff and could probably swill it straight from the bottle.

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        1. re: Perilagu Khan

          Perilagu Kahn: I totally agree! I love the smell it gives off when added to a dish, and I could see myself swilling from the bottle.

          1. re: oakjoan

            Used a teaspoon of sesame oil in my hot and spicy Korean beef noodle soup last night and took a little tipple straight from the source as I did so. Not bad. Not bad at all.

        2. Use it on pizza (or focaccia). Also great on bruschetta

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          1. You can use it to make your own mayo or aioli.

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            1. re: onceadaylily

              this i've done. i can eat that on near anything.