Home-made Gomasio

Gomasio is a combination of whole sesame seeds and natural salt. 
Gomasio is recommended to people who have to follow a low sodium diet but want to flavor their food. As you know sesame seeds are very high in calcium and other important minerals such as copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc... as the list is long! I personally add gomasio in every savory food I cook, even in my salad dressing. I really like its nutty taste and delicate crunch.
Here is the recipe : 

Ingredients are basic: 15 tbsp whole sesame raw seeds + 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
Place a cast iron pan on the stove over medium heat. Add the salt. Stir for about one minute and remove it from the stove. Put the stove into a morter and pestle. Crush it.
Put the pan back on the stove and add sesame seeds. Cook it over medium heat in keeping stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the stove. Add the seeds in the mortar and pestle. Grind a bit.
Combine the salt and the sesame. 
Store in a jar or in an air-tight container. Keep in the fridge or in a cool and dry place in your pantry.

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