Toasted sesame seeds, crushed roasted peanuts, a little sugar and a bit of salt–a simple combination that just excites my taste buds. This delicious topping is commonly enjoyed on various sticky rice (xoi, a staple in the Viet diet) dishes and desserts. I always have this sweet and savory mixture handy in my cupboard. 2 spoonfuls of this addicting peanut and sesame medley on top of sticky rice or brown rice and I have a quick breakfast or snack. This recipe is as simple as it gets. If you don’t have a mini-food chopper, you can use a blender or simply put everything inside a plastic resealable bag and then use a bottle or rolling pin to crush the peanuts and mix everything together. (You can use the bag to store it as well.)
Try it as a topping for grilled meats or sprinkle it on sauces and salads for some extra pizazz!
Below are some recipes you can enjoy with this topping:
Watch the video below for instructions.
1 cup roasted peanuts
3 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Pulse peanuts in food processor or blender for 10 seconds. Add sugar, salt and toasted sesame seeds and pulse for another 5-6 seconds.
Store unused portions in air-tight container.
Yields: 1 1/4 cup