Taratoor (sesame sauce)

Yield: 1 1 1/2 cups

Measure Ingredient
3 mediums Garlic cloves; peeled and
\N \N ;finely chopped
1 cup Tahina paste; (ground,
\N \N ;hulled sesame seeds)
1 cup Cold water
½ cup Lemon juice, fresh
1 teaspoon Salt

In a deep bowl, mash the garlic to a paste with a pestle or the back of a large spoon. Stir in the tahina. then, with a whisk of spoon, beat in ½ cup of the cold water, the lemon juice, and salt.

Still beating, add up to ½ cup more of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce has the consistency of thick mayonnaise and holds its shape almost solidly in a spoon. Taste for seasoning.

Taratoor can be served as a sauce with baked fish or fried cauliflower, and is used as an ingredient in hummus and baba ghannooj.

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Source: Time Life Series: Middle Eastern Cooking "circa '69" MMed by: earl.cravens@...

Submitted By EARL CRAVENS On 01-14-95

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