Braden Family Cookbook
TARATOOR (SESAME SAUCE)
3 medium-sized cloves
1 cup tahina or tahini
(ground hulled sesame seeds)
3/4 - 1 cup cold water
½ cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
In a deep bowl, mash the
garlic to a paste with a pestle or the back of a large spoon.
Stir in the tahina. Then,
with a whisk or spoon, beat in 1/3 cup of the cold water, the lemon juice, and
salt. Still beating, add up to ½
cup more of the water, one tablespoon at time, until the sauce has the
consistency of thick mayonnaise and holds its shape almost solidly in a spoon.
Taste for seasoning.
Makes about 1 ½ cup.
Use as a sauce for fish, fried veggies, or as an ingredient in hummus and