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Sesame oil

Other names: sesame seed oil, asian sesame oil

Sesame oil is made with sesame seeds which have been roasted which produces a very potent, flavorful oil. Sesame oil is used in many Asian recipes for salad dressings, marinades and numerous other uses. This oil has a low smoke point so it is not appropriate for frying.

Buy in Asian grocery stores or in the Asian section of your well-stocked local grocer. Domestic versions tend not to be as pungent.
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Substitute for sesame oil

Make it: heat 1/4 cup sesame seeds in a heavy skillet with 1 cup of neutral oil (vegetable, canola) about 2 minutes over medium heat, don't allow to burn. Allow to cool off the burner and add to blender jar, mix well. Let mixture sit 2 hours, strain

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