03 Miso Dressing


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  • Makes

    350 ml

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Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

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Toast 1 tablespoon sesame seeds in a small frying pan over low heat. As soon as you hear the seeds popping, remove from the heat and leave to cool. Transfer the seeds to a suribachi or mortar and coarsely grind them.

Stir 2½ tablespoons light brown sugar, ¼ cup (60 ml) white miso, 2 tablespoons tahini, 2¼ teaspoons soy sauce and the sesame seeds in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved.

Transfer to a screw-top jar. Add 75 ml (2¼ fl oz) sunflower oil, 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, 3 tablespoons rice vinegar and ¼ cup (60 ml) water.

Shake vigorously until the dressing emulsifies. Serve on tofu, chicken salad, steamed broccoli, carrots or a leafy salad.