Tajen Samak bi Tahini

Fish with a Sesame-Paste Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    Six

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mediterranean Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1981

  • About

Sesame is by origin an African crop, but the paste and oil made from the seeds are widely used in the Middle East. Tahini is the word for the paste (although often translated as sesame oil, which is a liquid and quite different). Tahini may be bought in cans, but it is better in the jars which Cypriot grocers in London stock. It looks like greyish honey. For this dish you will need: