sesame oil

noun

Definition of sesame oil

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

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Bring pineapple juice, honey, vinegar, mustard, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and turmeric to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, swirling occasionally, until reduced to ¾ cup, 10–15 minutes. Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Trio of grilling recipes to get us through the end of summer," 12 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, water and sesame oil. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019 High summer is not a time for lengthy recipes, which is why this one uses a simple dressing of seasoned rice vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and sesame oil to coat both vegetables and noodles in a bright, nutty sauce. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Salad Ramen Is the Only Dinner We Want When the Temp Gets Above 80 Degrees," 12 July 2019 Saffitz also suggests fennel—raw or roasted for more subtlety—or a ginger-scallion-sesame oil-soy sauce combination for an Asian fish. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How to Cook Fish in the Oven Perfectly Every Time," 19 Feb. 2018 In a large bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lime juice, cornstarch and tamari or soy sauce until smooth. Cathy Barrow, The Denver Post, "The good old cabbage roll turns over a new leaf," 26 Aug. 2019 To make burgers: Place turkey, onion, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Juicy Burger Recipes Put New Spins On A Classic Dish," 23 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, in food processor, pulse salmon, soy sauce, and sesame oil 4 to 5 times, just until coarsely chopped. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Salmon Burgers with Spiced Sweet Potato Fries," 2 Aug. 2019 Chicken, red pepper and broccoli, glazed with a shimmering blend of hoisin sauce and sesame oil, and then topped with crunchy, salty, roasted cashews. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Healthy summer dinners you can make without turning on the oven," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of sesame oil

1870, in the meaning defined above

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sesame oil

noun

Medical Definition of sesame oil

: a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps

called also benne oil, teel oil

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