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Post  Jorge Henriquez on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:08 pm

I've only seen, and bought, tahini (sesame seed paste for you non-gourmands) in a big-ass jar. I love making hummus at home but it requires only a spoonful of tahine. I just found this recipe on NYTimes. com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/dining/211mrex.html?ref=dining

that calls for tahini as well. Has anyone seen it (the Roland brand) in a smaller size? Last time I had to throw out 3/4 of the jar after it sat in my fridge for months.

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Re: Tahini question

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Despise the stuff, but of course Kristi loves it. Smallest she has found is an eight ounce jar at our local Lebanese/Turkish Market.

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Re: Tahini question

Post  P. Davis on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:23 pm

I used to make a Lemon-Tahini dressing all the time and it is great. You can use it on salad, steamed veggies, beans, rice... just about anything.

This is the recipe off the top of my head. I'll check it when I get home and amend if necessary:

1/2 C. tahini
3 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T. red wine vinegar
1 tsp cumin
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp salt
approx. 3 T. water (adjust to desired consistency)

Blend all ingredients together. It is better if it sits in the fridge for awhile and the flavors meld. It will thicken up when cold, so you might need to add more water to thin.
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Post  Bob Wood on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:37 pm

If it were me I'd look at TJ's or Cost Plus.
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Re: Tahini question

Post  Jorge Henriquez on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:38 pm

Thanks Poppy. Looks good. Again, question was what's the smallest you've seen the container of it in stores?
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Re: Tahini question

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:44 pm

Smallest on Amazon appears to be 16oz.

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Re: Tahini question

Post  Jorge Henriquez on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:48 pm

Holy moly!!! Amazon sells tahini?!?!?! I've seen it all.
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Re: Tahini question

Post  Linda Baehr on Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:59 am

If you are only using a spoonful, you aren't using enough.
That being said, if you are going to keep it for a while and don't want it to go rancid, just stick it in the fridge. I do the same thing with certain oils I may not use a lot, like truffle oil. flower
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Re: Tahini question

Post  Jorge Henriquez on Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:21 pm

Linda Baehr wrote:If you are only using a spoonful, you aren't using enough.
That being said, if you are going to keep it for a while and don't want it to go rancid, just stick it in the fridge. I do the same thing with certain oils I may not use a lot, like truffle oil. flower

Well, I don't make hummus that often, and most recipes do call for a tblsp. or so. That said, I always keep it in the fridge; nonetheless, after a couple of months it's usually gonzo.

P.S. Great avatar. Self-portrait? Wink
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Re: Tahini question

Post  Linda Baehr on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:39 pm

[quote="Jorge Henriquez"]
Linda Baehr wrote:

P.S. Great avatar. Self-portrait? Wink

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Re: Tahini question

Post  Bill Tex Landreth on Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:46 pm

[quote="Linda Baehr"]
Jorge Henriquez wrote:
Linda Baehr wrote:

P.S. Great avatar. Self-portrait? Wink

Mine are better. Wink

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