Mitoku Toasted Sesame Oil 490ml
THE ART OF MAKING AND USING TRADITIONAL JAPANESE FOODS
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Mitoku's purpose has been to introduce to the West the highest quality foods with an "Authentic Taste of Traditional Japan." At Mitoku, they strongly believe that the diet developed in Japan over the past several centuries can make a great contribution to the Western world in its search for foods that are not only wholesome, nutritious and health-promoting, but also delicious, attractive and satisfying.
Mitoku Toasted Sesame Oil 490ml
Sesame oil is a supreme cooking oil; its rich flavour has made it an essential ingredient in the finest Japanese cuisine. It is also one of the world’s purest and healthiest cooking oils. It is high in linoleic acid, one of the three essential fatty acids (EFAs) our bodies cannot produce. EFAs are necessary for normal growth and for healthy blood, arteries and nerves.
The delightfully nutty flavour and aroma of toasted sesame oil is a distinctive characteristic of Oriental cooking. Like other oils, toasted sesame oil seals in nutrients and prevents burning when sautéeing, baking, and pan-frying, but its appetizing fragrance and rich taste make this oil most highly prized as a seasoning.
- Use a small amount in marinades, vinaigrettes, sauces, and dressings.
- Use as the oil to enhance flavours of fried noodles and sautéed or stir-fried dishes.
- Add 10% toasted sesame oil to the oil used for tempura or deep-frying to add rich, background flavour.
- Toasted sesame oil can sometimes be overpowering so combine with another cooking oil while sautéeing vegetables so as not to overpower milder flavour vegetables.
- In braised vegetable dishes:Sauté a few thin slices of ginger in a few tablespoons of sesame oil, add vegetables and a pinch of salt, then sauté briefly and then add a little water. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
Organic Sweet Rice, Water, Organic Rice Koji (Natural Rice Culture), and a dash of Sea Salt (2%).
Braised Gingered Broccoli recipe (from Culinary Treasures of Japan by John & Jan Belleme)
Chinese cooks have long known that the combination of toasted sesame oil and ginger can elevate the simplest dishes into offerings fit for your most honoured guests. Any number of vegetables can be substituted in this recipe. Sliced cabbage, kale, carrots, or green beans are excellent choices.
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
4-5 thin slices peeled fresh ginger root
1 bunch broccoli
Pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon natural soy sauce
1 ½-2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
1. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat oil and sauté ginger over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
2. Cut broccoli into bite-sized florets, and peel and slice stems on the diagonal. Add broccoli and salt to the skillet, sauté a minute more, then add water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and steam until broccoli is just tender-crisp and still bright green (about 5 minutes).
3. Uncover broccoli, sprinkle with soy sauce and, if desired, lemon juice. Toss and serve.
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