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?
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.
I don't usually use tahini. although you certainly could. There are two styles of sesame oil besides tahini. One is light colored and the other is dark. I use the dark which has a lot stronger flavor than the light. I'm not sure but I suspect tahini is even stronger.