Tenderstem® with toasted sweet sesame sauce

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This Japanese-style Tenderstem® is a quick and easy side dish that makes a delicious accompaniment to chicken or fish.

Recipe created by food blogger, Food to Glow (kelliesfoodtoglow.com)

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 2 (as a side dish)
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You'll need:
  • 300g Tenderstem®
  • 45g lightly-toasted white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil or warm water, to loosen the sauce
  • Salt or sugar, to taste
To serve:
  • 1 tsp lightly-toasted white sesame seeds
  • Crunchy fried onion or shallot pieces, optional
  1. Steam the Tenderstem® for three minutes.

  2. While the Tenderstem® is steaming, use a pestle and mortar to grind the 45g of toasted sesame seeds to a rough paste. Then add the sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil or water and grind to a nearly smooth sauce. Add a little more sesame oil or water if necessary. Taste, and adjust with salt or sugar if you wish.

  3. Add the steamed Tenderstem® to a warmed serving bowl and carefully toss through the sauce.

  4. Sprinkle over the reserved sesame seeds and crunchy onions. Serve warm.

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