Serves: Makes about 90g - Time:
This is the perfect way to use all those half-finished packets of sesame seeds which tend to build up in the cupboard (or is that just me?). It is also an invaluable seasoning for all sorts of food, furikake being the Japanese mix of sesame seeds, dried seaweed, chilli flakes and salt. It is one of the easiest things to make and will add flavour to salad leaves, roasted vegetables, avocado (see picture), eggs, fish and roast chicken. You can buy ready-made furikake in good delis and online but it is much cheaper to make your own.
- 75g white sesame seeds
- 10g black sesame seeds
- 3 nori sheets, roughly torn up
- ¾ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- ¾ teaspoon Maldon salt
- Put all the ingredients in the small bowl of a food processor and blend in bursts until the nori has been finely chopped. Pour into a jar and seal. Sprinkle over salads or season mashed avocado on toast with a generous spoonful of furikake.