Toasted sesame seed oil
Toasted sesame seed oil is made from toasted sesame seeds and has a rich and smokey flavor that is used primarily as a flavoring in Asia and the Middle East. Toasted sesame seed oil has a low smoke point and is not suitable for frying. Toasted sesame seed oil is distinct from regular sesame seed oil which has a higher smoke point and none of the great smokey flavor of dark sesame seed oil.
Sesame seed oil has been made for thousands of years and originated in India or Africa, before making its way to the Middle East and Asia. Sesame oil is high in vitamin E as well as a range of minerals.
When cooking with dark sesame seed oil only a few drops to a few spoonfuls are needed to impart its smokey flavor. Toasted sesame seed oil is used to flavor salad dressings, marinades, pasta and used in small quantities as a finishing oil. I use toasted sesame seed oil in my Salmon burgers and in Perfect sesame seed noodles.
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