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what is Tahín?

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Tahín is a spanish name for a herb that I should use in a dish I am making (from a book) can anyone tell me the name of this herb in English'

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updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by Stuart

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Stuart, if you are thinking of translating the Spanish as "sesame paste," that would be incorrect, since the correct translation is tahini, as everyone has said. "Sesame paste" would be pasta de sésamo in Spanish.

updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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OK the sesame paste does it for me, problem solved, thanks guys,

updated JUL 9, 2008
posted by Stuart
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For those of you who like to cook and experiment, here's my hummous recepy:

800g cooked chickpeas (garbanzos)
extra virgin olive oil
oregano and parsley, finely chopped
2 LARGE cloves of garlic (pref. smoked) crushed into a fine paste
a splash of balsamic vinegar
1/3 small jar of tahini paste
1/2 large lemon (here in mexico I use 2 limes)
a little bit of bouillon powder
salt and pepper to taste

Blitz the lot in a food mixer, leave in the fridge overnight. Enjoy!

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by Mz-Badger
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Yo tengo visto en algunos herbolarios botes de Tahín, a veces con el nombre de tahina, ya que suelo consumir semillas de sésamo. Es como dice Bridget, un puré hecho con semillas de sésamo, parece mantequilla. No lo he probado (que yo sepa) y no puedo decir a que sabe.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by Numael
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Hay algo en Mexico que se llama tajín. Es una marca de chile en polvo.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by Nate
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Maybe -but it can have an incredible amount of garlic in.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by tad
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You've never had hummus'! With Spain so close to Arabian influences, and with its history of Moorish culture?

Hummus isn't spicy at all. It is rather bland, in fact. But it is delicious with pita bread or raw vegetables. Try some!

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Interesting...thanks

i suppose spicy'

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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tahini is sesame paste, it comes in a jar and is used in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by Bridget
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BTW, Stuart, the H is pronounced in the English tahini, while it is silent in the Spanish.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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In this page they call it "tahín" o "tahini", and even "tahina", which is, I believe, the closer to the original pronunciation.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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<http://www.enbuenasmanos.com/articulos/muestra.asp'art=948>

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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And what would tahini be''''

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Are you sure it isn't tahini? That would be tahini in English, too, which is an ingredient of hummus.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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It is an Arabic word. In English is normally tahini.

updated JUL 8, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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