Vietnamese Toasted Sesame and Peanut Salt (Muối Vừng), Vietnam

Vietnamese Toasted Sesame and Peanut Salt (Muối Vừng), Vietnam

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Ingredients:

Peanuts: 500gr
White or black sesame: 250gr or 500gr (depend on your palate)
Salts: 3 tablespoons sea salt (the traditional ratio is 15 parts seeds to 1 part sea salt, but you could use 12 to 1 or some)


Directions:

1. Toast peanut, stir constantly until they turn spotted as in the picture. After that, wrap them in a paper to keep them crispy.

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2. Toast sesame seeds, stir constantly, till they start popping and turn a nice brown.

Notice: Watch them closely, or they will burn!
3. Toast salt until it turns a grey color.

4. Remove peanuts’ cover

5. Grind toasted peanuts, sesame and salt separately with a mortar and pestle, just until the seeds crack.
Notice: If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can put them in the blender and whiz them a few times till blended thoroughly or use a coffee grinder or a food processor to grind. However, this is not recommended since the seeds are crushed too small and release oil which reduce the food’s nutrient.

6. Mix them together

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7. Store in a tightly closed glass jar, keep in a cool dry place.


8. This is delicious over brown rice, salad, baked potatoes, veggies, almost anything!

Enjoy it!!!

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/// Written by Thu Sunny, Vietnam