Sesame salad dressing

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Hi Maki,

I bought a really delicious salad dressing here in Japan, called "goma dressing," and I wonder if you know how to make it. It's light brown in color from the ground roasted sesame seeds. My children only eat salad if it has this sesame dressing on it! Thank you so much for your help.

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arkonitebabe
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Re: Sesame salad dressing

I found this if it helps??
http://www.bookofyum.com/blog/recipes/recipe?recipe=1278

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

Goma dressing just means a dressing with sesame flavor, so it has many variations. Is it clear or creamy? What brand?

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

The dressing is creamy (I don't think there's any cream in it, though), and the brand is Kewpie. It's not completely smooth, as the sesame is roughly ground up, giving it a little texture.

Thank you, arkonitebabe for the link. I'll check it out.

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

Ah yes, that ground up sesame is the key...and while it's possible to use tahini as a subtitute, or even buy ready-ground sesame, it really is a lot better when you grind freshly toasted sesame seeds yourself, using a suribachi.

Here's a simple sesame dressing though:

* 1/4 cup ground sesame or sesame paste or tahini (if using tahini, I'd add 1-2 tbs. of toasted sesame seeds for more toastiness)
* 1/4 cup rice vinegar, or 1/2 each (so 1/8 cup each) vinegar and lemon juice
* 1 tbs. sugar
* 2 tbs. soy sauce
* pinch salt
* 1-2 tbs. dashi stock or water + a pinch of dashi granules

Loosen up the ground sesame or tahini with the water or dashi, until it's more liquid rather than pasty. Combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake well until combined (or mix in a food processor or mixer). Store in the refrigerator.

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

This sounds great! I'll give it a try tonight. Thanks again.

anon.
Re: Sesame salad dressing

Hi Maki,

How long does this keep in the refrigerator??

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

anon, it keeps for quite a while, though I don't think it's ever lasted beyond a week for me.

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Re: Sesame salad dressing

I hightly doubt it is halal, in that Allah's name has not been said over any of the ingredients. Japan's Muslim population is tiny, around 10,000 or so.

jean
Re: Sesame salad dressing

Does anyone know, is Kewpie roasted sesame dressing halal? Thank you

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