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Sesame Sauce

This condiment-style sauce, adapted from Bruce Cost's Asian ingredients , brings the flavor of toasted sesame seeds to batter-fried foods or steamed dumplings.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame paste from a jar (or creamy peanut butter in a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine) or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon white rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped scallions


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sesame paste, mirin, vinegar, salt, pepper and broth. Mix vigorously. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir 1 to 2 minutes until thickened.
  2. Stir in scallions.

Good with grilled meats or tofu and rice.

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine on 2/6/2002, 9:29 am.

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