Gomashio is a condiment - a topping - a mix-in. Though not a meal on its own, it adds immeasurably to many. Gomashio is a staple of Japanese cuisine. If you are new to it you're in for a treat. It may become a necessary condiment in your kitchen, as it has in our's. We use it on a lot of things, but love it best of all on our Sprouted Bean Rice Pot.
- 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds (not hulled)
- + 1/2 Tbs. sea salt (more or less - to taste)
- Heat a skillet (we like cast iron) over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the sesame seeds and stir continuously until they pop and turn golden brown - 1 - 2 minutes.
- Remove the sesame seeds and grind with salt - we use a mortar and pestle, which works quite nicely.
- Grind to desired consistency. We like it course. You may also just mix it up and use it that way. Grinding is optional.