Updated: Jul 23
Tahini has a special place in my heart for always reminding me of the first Thai meal I had with my husband in Los Angeles. Ages ago. I try to use tahini whenever I can, both for it's nutty versatility and nostalgia.
"Never used Tahini? It's like wet peanut butter made with ground sesame seeds. A good place to start is anytime you are making something that has peanut butter as an ingredient, sub-out a spoonful or two for Tahini. It will knock it up a notch and people will think you are a wizard."
Notes: Tahini was from Trader Joe's.
TAHINI EGG & GRITS
Ingredients: Eggs, Tahini Sauce*, uncooked Grits, Everything Bagel seasoning, salt, pepper, olive oil, pea shoots.
1. Make grits according to the amount you want, and to container instructions. Add salt now and a pat of butter or coconut oil.
2. While grits are simmering, warm some olive or avocado oil in a pan and fry an egg or two, to your desired doneness.
3. Lay egg over grits with some pea shoots on the side. Sprinkle with Everything bagel seasoning.
4. Drizzle over Tahini Sauce
*Tahini Sauce: Blend or process 1/4 cup Tahini, 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 tbsp. soy sauce, 1/2 tsp. sesame oil, 2 tsp. water.
Tip: Keep extra Tahini sauce in fridge up to a week. Add tsp. of hot water and stir before using.