Sesame Seeds (4.0 ounces)Itâ€™s a little-known fact that sesame seeds are native to Africa. The outer casings are removed for smoother flavor, lending subtle texture and a pure sesame flavor bite everywhere you use them.
To toast sesame seeds, place in a thin layer on an ungreased baking sheet (parchment paper may be used); bake at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Or, place in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast, stirring occasionally, for about 3-5 minutes. Keep a close eye on them with either method so they donâ€™t burn. Remove from pan immediately.
Suggested uses include stir-fries, steamed veggies, and Buddha bowls. Mix into marinade for salmon. Add into grain and bean dishes. Stir into bread or cookie batters, and top fresh-baked breads or rolls. Grind them into paste for your own tahini or grind them with a little sea salt to shake on food at the table.