Sachiko Saeki teaches our popular Sushi and Modern Japanese courses. She is a professional chef who learnt to cook in her parents sushi restaurant in Japan. In previous classes we have made all sorts of dishes, from sushi to green tea jelly to tempura mushrooms. But everyone agreed that their favourite recipe was Goma-ae, a simple dish that uses sesame seeds to add a rich nutty flavour to vegetables and is very easy to make at home. Get a closer look at Sachiko's Masterclass in this blog post from last January: Japanese Masterclass: Sushi & Shojin with Sachiko Saeki.
We made the sesame seed dressing in a traditional Japanese suribachi, but you could use a pestle and mortar or a mini maji mix.
Serves: 4 | Dietary: Vegan, Gluten Free using tamari instead of shoyu
Goma ae photo by Naeem Anjam