Yield: 6 Servings
|3 ounces||Toasted white sesame seeds|
|¼ cup||Japanese soy sauce|
|¼ cup||Sesame or vegetable oil|
|1||Garlic clove, crushed|
|1½ teaspoon||Togarashi (see note)|
|1 tablespoon||Chopped white onion|
If you decide to make only one sauce, this is generally the most popular says Julie Kataoka. From the "Japanese Country Cookbook, by Russ Rudsinski.
Grind sesame seeds using a mortar and pestle or a small blender.
Combine with soy sauce, oil, vinegar and water. Place garlic, togarashi and onion on a separate plate for diners to add as they wish. Place sauce in small individual dishes for each diner.
Note: Togarashi is a Japanese seasoning made of crushed red pepper and other condiments, blended into a powder. Red or black pepper may be substituted.
PER SERVING: 170 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 17 g fat (2 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 692 mg sodium, 7 g fiber.
Karola Saekel writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 7/14/93.