What is Gomasio? It’s a Japanese seasoning blend. “Gomasio” means “salt & pepper,” as it’s traditionally made with black sesame seeds and white sea salt.
With this delicious combination of toasty sesame seeds and salty seaweed, you can add a nutritive boost and subtle richness to just about any savory recipe. Switch up your table salt with this spice mix and customize it to your heart’s content.
1 cup raw unhulled sesame seeds
½ cup dulse flakes
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 Tbsp milk thistle seeds
1 Tbsp Himalayan pink salt
Optional Additional Ingredients
Use 2 tsp to 1 Tbsp according to your taste:
Dried nettle leaf
Peppercorns – finely ground
Dried holy basil
Dry toast the sesame seeds by gently warming them in a pan over medium heat, tossing or stirring constantly.
When the oil begins to release and the seeds start to turn golden, remove the seeds from heat and place in a bowl to cool. Be very careful not to let them burn!
Next, toss all ingredients together until well mixed.
Rinse lemons and score peels about ¼ in. deep down length of lemons, spacing slashes about 1 inch apart. In a 2- to 3-quart nonreactive pan, combine 2 ½ cups water, kosher salt and lemons. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until lemon peels are tender when pierced, about 12-15 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, transfer lemons to a pint-size widemouthed canning jar with a rubber ring seal (so salt water doesn’t rust the metal). Reserve the salted water.
Add cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds and black peppercorns to the jar. Press lemons down slightly to release juices. Pour enough of the reserved salted water over them to cover completely and seal with the lid.
When cool, chill at least 5 days, turning jar occasionally (lemons may darken a little), or up to 3 months. To use, lift lemons from liquid, scrape out soft pulp, and sliver or chop peels.
There’s no better way to say “Season’s Greetings” than with gifts of homemade spice mixes. Use the BriarPatch bulk section as your palette for creative, customized combinations that’ll be appreciated and used every day!
Each recipe makes about ½ cup, perfect to put in a little mason jar with the recipe attached so the recipient can make more when it runs out. Combine ingredients for each recipe in a bowl and stir well.