Put the ground sesame seeds, mirin and soy sauce in a jar, mix well and it's done.
To make spinach with sesame sauce: boil the spinach, refresh in cold water, wring out well and mix with the sauce.
To make cucumber with sesame sauce:
Rub the cucumbers with salt on a cutting board, cut into easy to eat pieces, and mix with the sauce just before serving.
To make asparagus with sesame sauce:
Cut into thin slices and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Drain well before mixing with the sauce.
Celery with sesame sauce:
Stir fry with sesame oil and season well with salt and pepper. Add some sauce to taste.
Okra with sesame sauce:
Boil the okra in salted water, cut into easy to eat pieces, and mix with the sauce. The more you mix, the stickier and more delicious it will become.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love goma-ae (dishes with sesame sauce) so I make a lot of them and keep it on hand.
As long as you have some ground sesame seeds, all you need to do is mix. There's no sugar added, so use a sweet type of mirin. When using the sauce the mirin will have sunk to the bottom, so mix it up well.