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Simple and Convenient Homemade Sesame Sauce Made in a Pot

Simple and Convenient Homemade Sesame Sauce Made in a Pot

"Commercial sesame sauce is expensive! But I want it!" If that's what you're thinking, make it at home. Also delicious with ponzu sauce mixed in.

Ingredients: 4 generous servings

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Sesame (grated or roasted)
10 tablespoons
Mayonnaise
5 tablespoons
Blended miso
1 tablespoon
Sugar
4 tablespoons
Vinegar
2 tablespoons
Sake
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
Milk
2 to 3 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. If using roasted sesame seeds, put them in a blender or grind them until they're sticky (see Hints). Regular ground sesame seeds are fine too.
2. Dissolve the miso in 1 teaspoon of sake (not listed).
3. Add the ingredients in the listed order starting from the top (excluding the milk), and mix together.
4. When you add the vinegar it'll become a bit crumbly, but add the sake -> soy sauce and mix well. It'll become smooth.
5. Once it's as smooth as this, it's done . Finally, add the milk and adjust the thickness. If you like it thick, then omit the milk! Be careful not to make it too thin.
6. Once it's mixed with the dashi, it'll have a thick texture, but if you think it's too thick, then thin with dashi in the pot, or adjust with milk in Step 5.

Story Behind this Recipe

Instead of just replicating the store-bought flavor, I modified it to our family's taste.