Japan's famous low-sodium, flavorful and umami-rich seasoning blend that is as versatile as it is delicious! Toasted sesame seeds are ground and tossed with sea salt to create a unique blend that you'll be glad to reach for at the dinner table!
Course: condiment, Seasoning Blend
Author: Kimberly Killebrew
1/2cupraw sesame seeds(Unhulled is traditional and has a bitter taste. You can also use hulled if you prefer to eliminate the bitter flavor)
2teaspoonsquality sea salt(I prefer flaky sea salt like Maldon for a great texture)
Place a dry skillet over medium-high heat and add the sesame seeds. Toast them until they are golden brown, stirring regularly. Be very careful that they don't burn or they will be bitter. Let the seeds cool completely.
Crush the toasted sesame seeds either with a mortar and pestle or in a blender or food processor. The mixture should remain chunky and not be a fine powder. Place the crushed sesame seeds in a bowl and stir in the salt.Store your gomasio in an airtight jar in a cool place. It will keep for a few months but for maximum flavor use within a month.Makes just under 3/4 cup.