Sesame oil / sesame paste
I'd like to make this sauce : (from a poster here, Hank Hanover)
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tsps rice wine vinegar
2 tsps sesame oil
1 tsp rd pepper flakes
1 tsp sugar
my question--can I somehow use tahini (sesame paste) in place of the sesame oil?
It will be used with leftover chicken, plain rice, vegetables--simple dinner.
It'll work, yes?
If you only have tahini, you could use the oil that separates from the paste or you could change the proportions of broth and tahini to make a cold sesame sauce to drape over noodles with chicken.
The sesame oil called for in your sauce tastes entirely different than the oil that's in tahini. It uses roasted seeds.
You can probably buy it in your regular supermarket in the asian foods section.
I agree with the nos. you want a roasted sesame flavor. the tahina and the sesame oil on top is much too bland. If you dont want to buy the roasted sesame oil (from an asian store, pref a japanese, korean or taiwanese product IMO) then you can get the same flavor by roasting, browning some sesame seeds in a skillet on the stove. You can add peanut or a neutral oil if t you think further oiliness is needed in the sauce.