Modern Manna recipe / Udon noodles and avocado in Japanese-style tahini sauce
Sesame paste isn't just for Middle Eastern cooking!
Sesame paste sauces are common in Japanese cooking. But while Middle Eastern tahini uses hulled sesame seeds, the Japanese version is of seeds that were not hulled and are usually roasted before use. Most Japanese recipes start with the seeds and mash them into a paste using mortar and pestle. Here’s a shortcut using store bought tahini.