“Goma” or sesame seed, is used in a variety of ways to add a nice, toasty flavor to any dish. To toast the black sesame seeds, just pour them onto a frying pan over low heat for a few minutes until it starts to pop. Remove from heat and add them onto your rice, salad, or sauces for a delicious taste!
To Parch Goma: Place frying pan over slow heat for a few minutes until it starts to pop. Remove from heat.
For Nigiri-Meshi: Sprinkle parched Goma over nigiri-meshi (rice sandwich)
Goma-su: Mash 4 tablespoons parched Goma in suribachi until the oil appears. Mix with Sanbai-su (made with 3 oz Su (vinegar), 2 oz Kikkoman Soy Sauce and 3 tablespoon sugar). Use Goma-su for Su-no-mono (Japanese salad) or as other salad dressings.
Goma-shoyo: Mash 6 tablespoons parched Goma in suribachi until the oil appears and mix with one cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce and 4 tablespoon Mirin. Marinate meat, poultry or fish. This Goma-Shoyu can be used on Tsukemono (Japanese pickles).
For Homemade Buns or Muffins: Sprinkle parched Goma over the buns and bake.