Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sesame Seeds

Do you use sesame seeds for cooking? I only use sesame seeds when I stir fry vegetables or meat. How about you? Actually this is the first time I bought a big bag of sesame seeds, and I don't know what to do with the rest of them.

According to my source "The seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamum Indicum to use its scientific name) are featured in many Asian cuisines. Spice paste concoctions made with sesame seeds enhance Indian dishes, and sesame seeds play a role in Japanese vegetarian cooking. In China, sesame seeds are used to flavor cakes, cookies, and popular desserts such as sesame seed balls and fried custard. You'll also find them in savory dishes. "

Both black and white sesame seeds are used in Chinese cooking. (A third variety of beige colored sesame seeds is not as popular). Like sesame oil, white sesame seeds have a nutty flavor, while black sesame seeds taste more bitter. However, whether a recipe calls for white or black seeds often has more to do with the appearance of a dish rather than flavor.

White sesame seeds are nearly always toasted before using. There are differing opinions over the value of toasting black sesame seeds, as it can accentuate the bitter flavor - let your taste buds make the decision. Because sesame seeds contain a high percentage of oil, it's best to store them in the refrigerator if you plan on keeping them for more than two or three months. Otherwise, they can be kept in a covered jar at room temperature. In any event, check and make sure they don't smell rancid before using.

Sesame seeds are a nutritional goldmine - high in mineral content, and containing two proteins that are not normally found in other vegetable proteins. For people with milk allergies, sesame seeds provide an alternative source of calcium





14 diner's comment:

gengen said...

Yes that is true ganhan man gud pod ang moluto...Agi ko dria

Clarissa said...

you can also top the sesame seeds when you do your meatballs with sauce dear.

My Family Daily Adventure said...

sarap yan akhit na sa anong pagkain I guess

MinnieRunner said...

Sis, ang sesame seeds ba is 'ung linga sa bahay kubo? Hindi ba ginagamit 'yan sa palitao?

jenn_US said...

hmmm havent used thsi before, haha! but i might one of these days if makalami diay ni cya sa food.

shydub said...

Para pahumot ang sesami seed sa niluto tsang? hehehe ayay, walay koy no how aning mga ig sasagol uy ky lafang ra mn gd ni akong talent hehehe. Nya ug magluto ko hala sagol ug unsay naa. lol

Abi mn nku ug ang sesami seeds para ra sa binangkal waaaa. hala uy tiwas skosa akong misyon.

teJan said...

Oi mao ba? hehhe.. lamian lang man ko aning Sesame seed sa binangkal dhemz..hahahah!

Ed Schenk said...

I have both black and white. I use them in sushi and of course in stirfries. You could also use them to top bread dough.
I sprinkle some on marinated tofu (marinated in soy, sesame oil and sambal)

katherine said...

toink..kausa ra ko kahinumdum nga nag luto ko ug chicken teriyaki, gibutangan nako ug sesame seeds...wa nako mi-usab kay di man gud kapalit ug gamay lang..dagko man ang pack..nasayang lang uban kay nakalimot naman ko nga naa koy sesame seeds...kahinumdum ko nga si jason gihalo sa banana que ang nahibiling sesame seeds hahahaha..lami man pod...mura daghan lusa inig kaon namo sa banana que hehehe

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Nakikita kong ginagamit yung sesame seeds sa hamburger buns, sa hopia at ampaw. Hindi pa ako nakapagluto nang anumang dish na me sasame seeds. Usually, ang ginagamit ko eh sesame seed oil sa mga Chinese dishes katulad nang asado at siomai. Konti lang dapat ang paggamit nang sesame seed oil dahil kapag sumobra ay masyadong nakakaumay. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Hazelicious929 said...

I do use sesame seeds when I am cooking Dhemz, lami pud sya sa fried rice hehehe

Cecile said...

nangita gud ko ug imong post sa burger, excited baya ko :-)...wala pa diay na post; balik ra ko unya ha!

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inday_adin said...

Hey there mommy Dhemz! I mix my sesame seeds with my bread as well. Whenever I make my honey wheat bread, I mix in with sesame seeds and it is good! :) Try also flax seeds mix in bread. :)